Sunday, May 2, 2010

Merlefest 2010 - Saturday

Saturday at Merlefest was hot all day and then nice and warm in the evening.  The music was superb, the crowd huge, the lines in the food tent manageable, and the vibe warm and friendly.  Lots of pictures and little commentary, but I'll have plenty to say in the weeks to come.

Entertainment at the Gate

Red Molly at the Americana State
Audience at Americana

The Kruger Brothers at Watson Stage
  Little Picker's Stage

A Little Pickers Band

Great Big Sea
Murray Foster

Alan Doyle

Bob Hallett

Kruger Brothers at Creekside

Joel Landsburg

Jens Kruger

The Snyder Family at the Plaza Stage


Owen and Laine
Tut Taylor Dobro Workshop

Pete Wernick's Flexigrass Jam
Pete and Jody Stecher

Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins (Donna the Buffalo)
Jason Carter

Ron McCoury

Missy Raines

Mike Witcher

Jody Stecher

Pete Wernick

Mando Mania

Ethan Ballinger (Missy Raines & the New Hip)

Jason Norris (Bearfoot)

Rebecca Lovell

Tony Williamson

Sam Bush

Mike Compton

Dominic Leslie (Missy Raines & The New Hip)

The People's Mandolin Starts in the Right Hands

 Carol Young (Greencards) and Fan

Tut Taylor with the People's Mandolin

Tony Rice Signing His Biography 
Tim Stafford and Carolyn Wright

Docabilly Set

Doc Watson

Doc Watson Receives Honorary Doctorate
Berklee College of Music

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin

Woody Platt

Mike Guggino

Nicky Sanders

Graham Sharp

Charles Humphrey III

Steve Martin

Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes

Stuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas

Mike Compton

Jim Lauderdale

Saturday's lineup was interesting and varied.  We're headed back to hear more music today with pics tomorrow and extended commentary in the near future.  Hope you enjoyed this and I look forward to reading your comments.