Fiddle Fest photos

Danny Roberts with The Grascals, kicking it old style at FiddleFest 2008 - photo by J. SlaughterFiddleFest is an annual bluegrass festival located quite near my home in Roanoke, VA. It’s held the last weekend of July each year on the bucolic campus of Hollins University, just north of Roanoke.

I was able to attend last Friday’s (7/25) show where I enjoyed music of Grasstowne, Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe, The Bluegrass Brothers and Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys – and was flat blown away by my first live experience of Dailey & Vincent!

Jenny Slaughter, the official FiddleFest photographer, shared a number of images she captured at the festival, which we share with our readers forthwith.

Steve, Victor and Donald Dowdy of The Bluegrass Brothers - photo by J. Slaughter Ollie O'Shea, with Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe - photo by J. Slaughter Two legends - Herschel Sizemore and Ralph Stanley, - photo by J. Slaughter Ralph Stanley straps on the old five string at FiddleFest 2008 - James Allen Shelton, Nathan Stanley, Dr. Ralph, Ralph Stanley II - photo by J. Slaughter Ramblers Choice at FiddleFest 2008: Chris Harris, Timmy Massey, Junior Sisk - photo by J. Slaughter Paul Williams & Victory Trio - photo J. Slaughter

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John Lawless

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.

  • JSDfan

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!!!
    FiddleFest was awesome!
    We went up for the Friday night show!
    I got to see Grasstowne live for the first time…great group of guys there all in one band!

    Dailey & Vincent were absolutely outstanding! 🙂