Saturday DelFest update

We’ve just enjoyed back-to-back sets by Trampled by Turtles and the Emmit-Nershi Band. If the Turtles got paid by the note they could retire…that is some blazing bluegrass.

Emmit-Nershi is an interesting marriage of bluegrass royalty, Drew Emmit of Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident are joined by Andy Thorn on banjo, Johnny Grubb (Railroad Earth) and today they added to their ranks Darol Anger (Psychograss and frequent addition to the Yonder Mountain String Band) on fiddle.

I’d never heard these guys, but they were amazing. In addition to songs from their recent release (New Country Blues) they played a great cover of Dylan’s Tangled Up in Blue (did they know his birthday was earlier this week?). Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) took a turn on stage for the final number off the new album, and to whet the audience’s appetite for the full RRE set next.

Not sure we’ll have a chance to upload pictures tonight….we’re afraid to leave the stage for fear of missing any of this evening’s acts: RRE, Del McCoury Band, and Warren Hayes Acoustic with “Special Guests.”

Any guesses? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

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Diane Farineau

Diane Farineau, her husband, photographer, Milo and their friend, photographer, Chester Simpson, hatched a brilliant plan last year to write a book about music festivals. Somewhere along the way The Festival Project, as it has now become, turned into a website and a blog and an amazing journey into the world of today’s bluegrass and Americana artists and festival scene. When not listening to or writing about music, Diane has a day job as a hospital administrator, is a mom of two musical teenagers, and writes about life’s never ending stream of ironies.