While mostly I'll just post pictures during the next three days, today's unique treat was Dale Ann Bradley's set featuring a group of her friends, who have chosen to call themselves "Pony's Camper." They offered superb harmonies featuring Dale Ann, Steve Gulley, and Kim Fox, along with wonderful instrumentals highlighted by Deanie Richardson on fiddle. Joel Fox on banjo and Jim Reed on Mandolin contributed mightily. While this is a pickup group, the world of bluegrass music would be richer if they would continue to perform together. It's difficult to focus on individual groups with an all-star lineup, but a great feature of The MACC is Darrel Adkins' ability to put together unusual groupings of musicians, which he calls "Classic Performances." This group was billed as such, and lived up to the name in every way.
Tom Riggs (President: Pinecastle Records) and Larry Stephenson
Present $2000 Donation
Darrel Adkins for MACC
Unfortunately, the final band, Mountain Heart was washed out. The weather, however, shows signs of continuing to improve during the next three days. If you can't be here, come back for more each day.