Mike Auldridge, with daughter Laura and wife Elise.
Mike receives his plaque from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman.
The Great Hall of the Library of Congress was the spectacular setting for one of the events recognizing the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellows.
On stage at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, a powerful and beautiful performance by Mike Auldridge, accompanied by Rob Ickes (NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert, Oct. 4, 2012).
Backstage, after the performance. As his friends and fans well know, Mike sets the bar high in fashion as well as music!
With Jon Lohman, Virginia State Folklorist
Jon Lohman’s tribute to Mike is an interesting glimpse into the NEA National Heritage Fellowships nomination process.
Mike with his signature Beard resophonic guitar (Photo credit: Joe Crocetta)