Monday, August 30, 2010

Yosemite Postmaster Moonlights as a Pianist

The postmaster of Yosemite Post Office is also an accomplished pianist who has entertained tourists, celebrities, royalty and others  in the dining room of Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel.

Carroll landed the year-round gig playing several nights a week in the prestigious hotel's dining room in 1997.

Since then he has entertained United States Postmaster General Pat Donahoe and has accompanied folk singer Joan Baez during her mother's 85th birthday celebration according to an article that appears on the Sierra Star website.

Carroll is quoted in the piece by guest columnist Laura Dvorak as saying"One of my best memories was sitting in the Ahwahnee's great lounge with CIA Director Leon Panetta, listening to a Christmas concert."

Carroll went on to say, "Sometimes waiters mention my other job to guests. Then they visit the Post Office and appear surprised that I really am the postmaster."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM