Casey Henry with Michael Martin Murphey

Michael Martin Murphey on The Grand Ole Opry - Casey Henry, Jake Murphey, Michael Martin Murphey, Pat Flynn, Hoot Hester, and Jeremy Darrow (hidden)Our good friend – and occasional contributor – Casey Henry is out playing banjo with Michael Martin Murphey in support of his new Rural Rhythm bluegrass CD. She played with Michael on The Grand Ole Opry this past weekend, along with Jake Murphey and Pat Flynn on guitar, Hoot Hester on fiddle and Jeremy Darrow on bass.

Casey sent along some photos and this report…

Casey Henry on the Opry with Michael Martin Murphey“On the first show we did Lone Cowboy and Carolina in the Pines, which are both on MMM’s new Buckaroo Blue Grass CD. Hoot really stepped in and did a great job, having never played with us before. We didn’t know what we were going to play until about two minutes before we stepped on stage and we didn’t even have a chance to run over Lone Cowboy with Hoot at all, so he was completely flying by the seat of his pants! He did a great job!

On the second show we did What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round, which was MMM’s first hit, recorded by the Monkees, and Fiddlin’ Man. Then, after all that, we trekked across the street and did the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. By the time we were done at 1:30 AM we were all completely worn out.

We’re playing on the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour tonight in Lexington, so that should be fun.”

You can catch a webcast of the Woodsongs broadcast live tonight (4/6) at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.