We aren’t finished yet. We have another day of FREE Bluegrassin to do!
If you find anyone doing yoga at IBMA, please take a picture and post it on my Facebook GR8MUSICROX.
Partly Cloudy weather. Highs in the Mid 70s.
|12:15 – 1:00||Hargett||Henhouse Prowlers||How in the world did a bunch of guys from Chicago fall into this scene? They don’t dress or look traditional but their songs, music, vocals, and harmonies definitely lean that way. Cool. New to me.|
|1:45 – 2:30||Martin||Samantha Casey & The Bluegrass Jam||In addition to seeing the legends, I recommend taking a peek at the future. Samantha is only 17 and making quite a mark in the fiddle and traditional BG world.|
|2:45 – 3:30||Hargett||Barefoot Movement||Youngins, a four piece, from TN. More folky soul grass than traditional. Hope to see them back. New to me.|
|3:45 – 5:00||Dance Tent||Apple Chill Cloggers with The Kickin Grass Band||Rising up like biscuits, the Kickin Grass Band is one of my favorite local bands. Add in the fun Apple Chill Cloggers and you will feel young again. Enjoy this one.|
|5:00 – 5:45||Center||Jim Lauderdale||Jim’s been around the acoustic block a few times. You can see vintage Austin City Limits of him playing guitar in Lucinda Williams’ band. Now he’s a staple at Merlefest and manages the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. He’s more on the country side than BG. He’s a delight to see and talk to.|
|6:30 – 7:30||Hargett||Missy Raines & The New Hip||Missy is a monster double bass player and sultry vocalist. As a multi-genre artist (Jazz, Rock, & BG), I am curious to see what her set will be like.|
|7:00 – 8:30||Dance||Scythian||Scythian! Scythian! Scythian! I was working the front gates at Merlesfest the very year they crashed the party. They couldn’t get in so they played for free outside of the gates. Next thing you know, they were on the stage the following year. Wear comfy shoes, don’t eat too much, hit your inhaler, and dance your heart out.|
|8:00 – 9:15||Hargett
| Mipso is local fave. It’s been nice to see their music mature. Nice songs and vocals. They aren’t traditional BG but that undefined genre that our region is famous for.
I almost passed up on Terry Baucom because I have never seen him before and he doesn’t have any music samples on his site. However, he’s a respected banjo player and this is the WOB. Banjo abides.
|9:30 – 11:00||Center||Chatham County Line||Very excited to see CCL featured as a headliner for this international event. It’s a crime that Wildwood wasn’t nominated for a Grammy.|