It’s always nice to see a new event succeed.
The Back Forty Memorial Day Bluegrass Festival just North of Curryville, MO was a hit. As festivals go this is easy to describe, great bands (as mentioned in a previous post), thoughtful (and improving) venue, beautiful warm weather, excellent director and emcees and sweet after-show pickin’.
Instead of pulling the trailer I started my trip by loading down the car to gills. I couldn’t even put the windows down without being in jeopardy of loosing something.
The path was treacherous. This is followed abruptly by a 35 mph sign… zing!
Somewhere around here I started to hear banjos… paddle faster right?!
I got into the festival and Darrell Turnbull (owner / director / musician / all around good guy) got me situated and up went the display tent next to the New Outlook Bluegrass band from Ohio.
I met a lot of folks and had great conversations about guitars, mandolins, upright basses and even firearms!
Russell Moore and 3rd Tyme Out on the stage Friday night. This man can sing.
I even got some shop work done. Here is a Murphy bridge I built during a Sierra Hull set.
Here is my good buddy Gene Skinner of Great Stuff Radio.