Jerry proposes Robert come to Newark, Ohio, learn to build, and travel to festivals to help sell them. Two days later Robert shows up. He trades his Lincoln to a man named Lincoln for a backpack and sleeping bag. Meets Ann Grimes in Granville, OH.
Union Groive Fiddlers Convention, NC, Easter 1971. Robert meets Jerry Beal of the Farkleberry Farm Steam Dulcimerworks and Music Emporium. Learns there is another dulcimer player at the festival. Seeks out and finds Albert d’Ossché.
Robert talks about driving the pink Capri to the Sigma Nu house in Knoxville, Tenn. He asks the frat boys if they had ever seen a dulcimer. Sure!, they say, and direct him to Union Grove , NC. where he experiences his first bluegrass festival.