We’ve written before about Ed Helms (of The Office) and his love for bluegrass music. Not content merely to be a lone banjo player in L.A., Helms decided it was time to put together a bluegrass music event in Hollywood. Partnering with a venue in West Hollywood called Largo, Helms has put together the L.A. Bluegrass Situation.
The Situation is a 5 day bluegrass festival/event taking place that the Largo, and featuring an impressive lineup. The even starts tonight with The Watkins Family Hour featuring Sean and Sara Watkins (formerly of Nickel Creek) along with guests Jackson Browne and Gillian Welch. Throughout the five days, performances will given by the Steep Canyon Rangers with Steve Martin, Ed Helms, and The Infamous Stringdusters will be wrapping everything up on Monday, March 22, 2010.
Helms is anticipating more than just stage performances though.
“There’ll be a lot of late-night jamming, I’m thinking,” he says. “Largo has a little coffee shop room that’s part of the complex and we’ll be hanging out playing there after the headline shows each night. It’ll just be everyone kind of mixing and matching. It’ll be great.” (source)
Sounds like Ed’s right. I think they’ve got a Bluegrass Situation there in L.A.!