The Spinney Brothers opened the second day of the 2015 Palatka Bluegrass Festival. They are becoming crowd favorites at every show. The VW Boys then brought their unique combination of comedy, music, and magic to the stage. They are always a hit.
Dry Branch Fire Squad performed for the first of two days. Ron Thomason’s dry wit and passion for old time – often unheard – songs always leaves the audience wanting more. The Boxcars then graced the stage with Mountain Heart’s Aaron Ramsey filling in for Adam Steffey. Adam is recovering from elbow surgery. Ron Stewart told the audience that Adam will be back playing very soon.
The Jimmy Fortune Trio closed out the afternoon shows taking the crowd for a nostalgic ride of Statler Brothers songs and Jimmy’s original tunes. The evening’s show was capped off by Dailey and Vincent. I won’t say it was cold — but the boys were in jackets and hats. Then Christian Davis sang White Christmas and was joined on stage by Santa! Jimmy Fortune joined Dailey and Vincent for a rollicking finale.
Saturday brings Breaking Grass, The Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Little Roy and Lizzy Show, Marty Raybon and Full Circle, The Gibson Brothers, the Grascals, and a promise of 70 degree temperatures!