More from Palatka – February 2016

Gospel sing at the 2016 February Palatka Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill WarrenSaturday at the Palatka Bluegrass Festival opened with a Gospel sing in front of the stage. Around 20 musicians joined in.

At the same time Norman and Judy Adams were hard at work taking reservations for next year’s show.

The Marksmen opened the stage show. Earl Wheeler has fronted this group for well over 40 years. Breaking Grass is one of the new, young groups on the circuit that gains more recognition with every show. The Little Roy and Lizzy Show brings born and bred Lincolnton, Georgia-style music to the stage. Roy is celebrating his 74th birthday in a few days. There are not many 74 year olds that have his kind of energy.

Little Roy Lewis sitting in with Dry Branch Fire Squad at the 2016 February Palatka Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill WarrenThe Bluegrass Brothers brought the traditional mountain bluegrass of Virginia to the Palatka stage. The Dry Branch Fire Squad returned for a second day. Ron Thomason had some help?? from Little Roy??? at the end of the evening set.

The Steep Canyon Rangers closed out the festival with a rousing set of music.