The Rounders formed out of a long-time jam session held every Thursday for the past several years at the home of guitarist and retired biology professor Rick Cochran. Guitarist and Quill sports editor (now retired) Dennis Crider was a regular at these sessions, as was West Plains attorney Ken Wagoner, who had taken up guitar and shared their interest in old time music. I came aboard soon after Ken, who has an extraordinary memory in which he stores countless old songs, was becoming proficient on guitar. He has now taken up mandolin I started singing with them, often adding harmonies to Ken’s vocals. A few years later, Linda Stoffel stopped by in search of people doing music, and began adding a high harmony and occasional melody to the mix. Others have come and gone, but we five seemed to be a combination that stuck, and so we began performing in public, at first just at the Old Time Music Ozarks Heritage Festival, and then at other venues as requested. We are now putting together a CD of our favorite work, which will be offered here once it is completed.