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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby mreisz » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:34 am

Yep, that looks like an incredible lineup.

There's a unique end cap for the final group on Saturday... Bruce Hornsby! (With Ky Thunder)
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby ldpayton » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:22 pm

Yeah, Hornsby seems a little out of place, but he appears to like a lot of different kinds of music. I remember he used to play with the Dead a lot and that seemed like an odd match, too.
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby mreisz » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:33 pm

I guess that's just "the way it is." Sorry. I couldn't resist.

A little google-fu resulted in some either hilarious or frightening results:
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Almost like the Cleverly's, but I am not certain there is an intent for humor. Regardless, I enjoyed it.
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby Bulldog » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:53 pm

[quote="mreisz"]I guess that's just "the way it is." Sorry. I couldn't resist.

Good one Mike. Corny as usual but good! :lol: I'm actually going to see Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder for the first time a week from Saturday. Been a fan of his as far back as when he was in Emmylou Harris' band in the 70's. Looking forward to this one. I'll try to post a review of it on the forum in case anyone is interested.
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby mreisz » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:10 pm

Absotively post a review. KY Thunder is always stacked with jaw dropping players.
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby ldpayton » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:28 am

Now that is a weird video clip, Mike.

Have fun at the show, Bulldog!
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby AlexNC » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:57 pm

So, I get a call from a buddy Thursday at 3:30 pm. He says they cant find a sitter and I can take his wife's place to go to the IBMA award show. Man, that was one awesome music show. The highlight must have been when the Guitarist of the year played with the Banjoist of the year's band. The guitarist subbed in last minute because of a family sickness. It was funny because the guitarist was about to play when he got the award. He had to go over and get the award with his guitar strapped on, do a speech, and then scuttle back over and jam it out. Video below ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkeNRhta3pU

The other highlight was when a dude named Butt Parker got an award. For real parents, be careful with your names/nicknames. They last forever.

The Raleigh Wide Open was great too. I took Friday off work so I was able to enjoy the free shows all day without a big crowd. Saturday was a mad house though. Lesson learned, don't go to the free Saturday shows. Way too many people.
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby Bulldog » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:00 am

Bryan Sutton... what a nice guy and great picker. Thanks for sharing that clip. Sounds like you had a great time.
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby mreisz » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:44 pm

Sounds like a great time. Nice clip too.

I bet it took Mr. Parker's first grade class 5 minutes to get through roll call everyday with the lengthy pause for the giggles to subside.
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Re: Bluegrass Festivals

Postby Bulldog » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:59 am

Almost time for the fall festival here in Arkansas. I know none of you live close by but thought I'd spread the word anyhow. I've seen about all of these bands, a few more than once. It should be pretty good this year.

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