We posted yesterday with news that Kristin and Wayne Benson were expecting their first child in October. We mentioned that we weren’t sure what Kristin’s plans might be for the future, either with regard to playing banjo with Lonesome Standard Time, or as a faculty member at ETSU.
We heard from Kristin yesterday, and she passed along this update:
“We went to the doctor today and everything looks good. We’re past the 1/2 way point and are both really excited.
I decided against the full-time position at ETSU, after learning that we would have a baby in the fall. It’s a great job, but the days are long and demanding….not very ideal, with a newborn at home. Maybe something will work out in the future.
I am going to continue playing with Larry. The schedule is nearly tailor-made for an October delivery. I’ll only have to miss 1 or 2 shows, if everything goes smoothly. Cord is extremely understanding and I couldn’t imagine working for a better guy. It’s a fun band.”
It looks as though the future Master Benson will be well acquainted with the sounds of a five string banjo by the time he breathes his first in October. We repeat our congratulations to Kristin and Wayne.