Mare Winningham sings at AR bluegrass fest

Mare WinninghamHere’s a follow-up to a post from this past June, about movie and television actress Mare Winningham having released a spiritual CD of folk and bluegrass tinged music, but framed by her perspective as a recent convert to Judaism.

The CD is entitled Refuge Rock Sublime, and has attracted some attention from the Jewish press.

Winngham recently appeared at a bluegrass festival in Arkansas, singing her songs during the Sunday Gospel show at the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival. This generated two stories about the Torah/Gospel convergence, one in The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and the other at

Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to find anything about the performance itself, as both the stories referenced above were written in advance of the festival.

Read more about Refuge Rock Sublime in our earlier post. You can find a music video for one of the songs from the CD, Valley Of The Dry Bones, on (scroll down for the video).

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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.