Long ago I met Kate and the Bares during the dancing highlight of the winter—an annual Valentine's Day dance.

While living in Hawaii, and before the keyboard player moved to the mainland, she entrusted me with Interview with a Vamper and gave me lessons so the contra dances could continue. Most recently I saw Kate and Jeanne in St. Croix before the world shut down.

Kate, you've influenced and enlivened the communities that I most care about. A deep thank you.

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