Touching the Master’s Hand

“What about a Halloween song?” a student asked during Vern Percival’s visit to the Louis Braille School last week.

Vern Percival, founder of The Huckabillys, a country music group based in Edmonds, WA, happily obliged as he sang and played his guitar for Louis Braille School students and staff. Vern’s relaxed, charismatic style immediately won the enthusiastic participation of the group.

Old favorites such as “You Are My Sunshine,” “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail,” and “Honky Tonkin’,” as well as spontaneous jamming, had everyone singing along, tapping toes, and swaying to the beat.

Students eagerly accepted Vern’s invitation to examine his guitar. One by one, they placed their hands on the master’s hand as he fingered chords and strummed.

In addition to Vern, the Huckabillys ensemble includes Alice Day, harmonica; Priscilla Huck, mandolin; Jim Henry, guitar; Dan, bass guitar; Glen, musical saw; and Gaylen Lee, guest vocals and recorder. The Huckabillys perform regularly at the Edmonds Senior Center and other locations in the greater Puget Sound area.

For more information about The Huckabillys, contact Vern Percival at 206-272-0236.

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