To be a member of The Cloud Appreciation Society, you must agree that clouds are unjustly maligned and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.
Lou Donaldson was born November 1, 1926 in Badin. He first started playing clarinet at age 9. In the early 1940’s he went to college at North Carolina A&T State University and was drafted into the Navy in 1944. It was while in the military that he began playing the alto sax.
Richard Watson was born in Stanly County in 1946. His mother died when he was young and his father traveled as a part of a singing group so he was initially raised by his grandparents. He and his brother attended the West Badin School for a couple of years. It was while living in Stanly County that he first showed an interest in drawing.