My good friend and co host on The Morning Report is off to Merlefest for the long weekend. John Roten has played a role in Merlefest for a quarter century plus one. I'll miss him for a few days, but hope he has a wonderful time. I'm sure he will. Merlefest celebrates the kind of music that sets the perfect score for this part of the country… western North Carolina in particular. It's named after country star Merle Haggard. Have fun, John….