We just heard from Graham Sharp of Steep Canyon Rangers, who had some great news to share about their Mountain Song Festival earlier this month. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County in western North Carolina where the band members reside.
Graham tells us that they were able to generate $50,000 for the Club at the festival this year, and that the festival turned out beautifully.
“The music was unbelievable, the weather cooperated (mostly) and all the staff and volunteers worked like mad to pull it off smoothly.
We’ll be taking the Mountain Song festival out on the open water this February for Mountain Song At Sea, featuring some of the best bluegrass bands around.”
Mountain Song At Sea has some interesting wrinkles, setting it apart from the many bluegrass-themed cruise vacations available each year. They have booked an entire luxury cruise liner, so that everyone on board will be part of the festival, combining a traveling show with the cruise experience, sailing from Miami to a private island in the Bahamas.
Scheduled to sail are such noted acts as Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan, Della Mae, Larry Keel, Town Mountain and several other – including, of course, Steep Canyon Rangers.
Full details are available online.