26th Annual Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Festival

The Bankesters

Folks it’s time again for the Bluegrass festival here in Springfield, Illinois.

It begins Friday at 2:30 and runs through Sunday morning. As usual, some of the best bands in Bluegrass will be performing. This year’s new lineup includes Detour from Michigan, The Lonesome River Band, The Roys, Rhonda Vincent and RAGE, The Bankesters, The Little Roy and Lizzie show by the Lewis Family, The Link Family, the Boxcars and of course, Ron Thomason’s real life stories and comedic relief with his band Dry Branch Fire Squad.

You can find more information at www.BluegrassMidwest.com or call (217) 243-3159.

26th Annual Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Festival.
November 9 – 11, 2012 at the Crown Plaza, Springfield, IL.

I’ll will be attending Friday and Saturday. Look for me in the jam rooms. I’ll be toting the 1949 Martin D-28. It is for sale $6,000. Michael Cleveland recently played this guitar and said it had the same great tone as his own ’49 D-28… this was right after he tuned it perfectly by ear.

Infinity Luthiers instrument jam at Bean Blossom 2012

Flamekeeper’s, Nathan Livers, and Michael Cleveland jamming on an Infinity A model mandolin and the 1949 Martin D-28 at the Bean Blossom festival in June 2012.


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