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By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

Get your freak on with the 'Folly Family'


February 6, 2020

Bradley Cook/The Chronicle

Fortune's Folly will be playing at the Axe & Fiddle on Friday, Feb. 7.

COTTAGE GROVE - I owe a lot to my good friend, Jim Guthrie. Besides years of deep friendship and hours of storytelling, Guthrie is the reason I ended up in Cottage Grove.

I lamented to him one summer night as we camped out in his backyard that I was still unable to find a home after years spent looking. "You need to check out Cottage Grove!" was his emphatic response. Guthrie went on to tell me how his old hoedad buddies, Hal and Betsy Hartzell, had partnered up with a few others to form the Axe & Fiddle Restaurant.

We stopped in and had a quick look-around, chowing down on a bowl of ve...

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