Category: Event Reviews

Stars shine at Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
del_th

Andy Flynn covered the first ever Bluegrass Jam for the Lake Placid News, and shared this article which they published. Like many cities that have hosted Olympic events, Lake Placid now is seeking new ways to make use of the Olympic facilities left behind for […]

more

Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
steeps_th

The last set of the night at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, at Wide Open Bluegrass, was heaven. Billed as the Wide Open Jam, that was a rather modest description. It was the pinnacle. It was a fine Loar, or a fine pre-war Martin. […]

more

Lockn’ Music Festival 2014

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
larry_sam_th

Last weekend I was absolutely overjoyed to participate in the four day experience that was Lockn’ Music Festival (year two) in Arrington, Virginia (between Charlottesville and Lynchburg). Everything at Lockn’ was titanic, from the “interlocking” main stage (which enabled seamless and immediate transitions from one […]

more

More from Red White and Bluegrass ’14

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
rwnb_th

 “You throw out a handful of acorns hoping one of them will take root and that’s one right there” said David Shirley, the lone barber of the Drexel Barbershop. Shirley was pointing at a young boy who had recently started playing the banjo. Sitting under […]

more

Red, White & Bluegrass 2014

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
balsam_th

This early report from the 2014 edition of the Red, White & Bluegrass festival last week is a contribution from Jessica Boggs, an enthusiastic bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. Sweltering heat couldn’t keep fans from coming out to the first day of Red, White, and […]

more

Photos from Tallgrass 2014

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
tallgrass_th

Even though last year’s festival was cancelled due to a weekend of inclement weather, the Tallgrass Music Festival came back stronger than ever with a lineup that included Nu-Blu, The Roys and Newton & Thomas. Those headliners were joined by local bands including Common Tyme […]

more

DelFest 2014 report

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
delfest_14_th

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou National holidays in America each have their cultural traditions and specific icons like American Flags, Pumpkins, or even Festivus Poles. […]

more

Hills of Home 2014

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
ralph_th

Our crack festival team of John Goad and Jessica Boggs attended the Ralph Stanley Hills Of Home festival on Smith Ridge near Coeburn, VA where the Stanley family has lived for many years. They captured lots of the fun – John with a video, and […]

more

Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass 2014

| May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
bloomin_th

Sevier County is a unique spot in East Tennessee. The cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg – each well under 10,000 in population – exist almost solely as tourist destinations. Think of a beach town without the beach – with the Smoky Mountains in […]

more

AKUS & Willie in concert

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
akus_willie_th

Alison Krauss and Union Station came to the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, VA with Willie Nelson and Family and played to nearly 5,000 fans on May 13. Add the opening band, Devil Makes Three, just nominated for Americana Music Association’s Duo/Group of the Year […]

more