Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2013: First Night

Russell Moore with IIIrd Tyme Out at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Renuion (9/20/13) - photo by Alane AnnoIt is always amazing to see talented artists as they perform for fans who truly appreciate the music. Friday night, at the 13th Annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, plenty of talent was on display on the Country Mural Stage as Carolina Road, Bawn in the Mash, The Quebe Sisters Band, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out took care of the first day’s entertainment.

Each band brought something different to the show and each added to the excitement. Lorraine Jordan was more than happy to point out that Carolina Road’s new single, That’s Kentucky, had just made #4 on the Bluegrass Today weekly charts!

Quebe Sisters at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Renuion (9/20/13) - photo by Alane AnnoWhen’s the last time you saw a xylophone on stage? Bawn in the Mash brought an eclectic mixture of instruments and music to the stage to an enthusiastic response. The Quebe Sisters Band’s western-swing influenced harmonies were popular with all ages. One of the highlights of my evening was seeing a young lady, a 12-year old aspiring fiddle player, as she met the Quebe Sisters and had her picture taken with them. The look on her face was worth the price of admission to the festival.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out delivered their traditional outstanding job as the closing act of the day. This group just keeps getting better.

Alane Anno of Alane Anno Photography was kind enough to share some of her pictures of the event. Now it’s on to Saturday!


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Tim Carter

A native of Upper East Tennessee, Tim has a love and appreciation for bluegrass music that he enjoys sharing with others. Over the years he has helped produce a bluegrass concert series, hosted a bluegrass program on, and he continues to be a yearly volunteer with the popular Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival in Bristol, TN/VA. He is Associate Professor of Business Administration at King University in Bristol, TN and currently spends his Saturday mornings from 7AM-Noon hosting The Saturday Morning Bluegrass Show on AM1300 WMTN Radio in Morristown, TN. The station streams live on, and via the Tune-In radio app.