Friday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival had somewhat of a theme. There were two Michigan based bands and five Ohio based bands.
Ottawa County from the Port Clinton, Ohio area took the stage first. The band is a well-established, traditional bluegrass band. They were followed by the Blankenships from Michigan. This band has deep bluegrass roots.
Out of the Blue gave the audience full measure for the second day. Host band, Harbourtown, played their final set of the weekend. Six year old Gavin Conley joined his grandfather, John Coffey, on stage for the final songs that Harbourtown performed. Gavin has become a well-seasoned showman in his 6 years.
Larry Efaw brought his Bluegrass Mountaineers from the Akron area. The Mountaineers are a fine example of the Ralph Stanley music style. Out of Mind is a young band that comes from the Columbus, Ohio area. They gave the crowd two different looks with a casual afternoon set and a dressed up evening set. New Outlook from the Wapakoneta, Ohio area is always a favorite everywhere they appear. Brad and Lori Lambert also bring their “music store” on the road.
Saturday brings Out of Mind back along with Wilderness Trail, The Moron Brothers, Turning Ground, and Sideline.