In April 2006 I was returning from a business trip and encountered a 6-hour delay because a pilot had called in sick. Seeing a fellow with a guitar case, I began a conversation with him, and
it led to an improptu jam session that became a sing-along.
He was Charlie Williamson, of the Rose City Bluegrass Band.
Much to my surprise, Charlie later sent me this article from the Portland Oregonian. The article appeared on
the front page of the Travel Section on July 16, 2006, some three months after the event.
I wondered how the story came about, and wrote to Katy Muldoon, who kindly replied: