Friday, April 29, 2011

Merlefest 2011 - Thursday

Ready to Go

Merlefest is a large, complex event with much going on all at the same time on fourteen sound stages.  Our coverage reflects our taste and the amount of the festival we can photograph and report on without decreasing the value of our own experience.  During the next few days, I'll be posting pictures with very little commentary.  Next week I'll try to draw it all together with some thoughts on this year's Merlefest and our experience there. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos, which represent a capsule of the entirety, which no one can really capture.

Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society - Wednesday Evening

Waiting for the Gates to Open

Corb Lund - Canadian Alt. Country - Opening Band

Corb Lund

Johnson Crossroad on the Cabin Stage

Martin Anderson - WNCW- FM - Emcee
Town Mountain from Asheville, NC

Robert Greer - Town Mountain Lead Singer

Pete Wernick's Jam Camp
The Staff Performs

Campers Wait to Go "ON"

Jam Camp Performing



Hannah & Nancy Crowell Dance to Scythian

Bill Young Tribute

The R&R Tent

 In the Food Tent

The Del McCoury Band

Jason Carter

Ron McCoury & Del McCoury

Rob McCoury
Ron McCoury
Alan Bartram

The Great Del McCoury

Balsam Range 

Buddy Melton & Caleb Smith
Tim Surrett

Cindy Baucom - Emcee
Knee Deep in Bluegrass - Syndicated Radio

Terry Baucom - The Duke of Drive

Randy Travis

 Wailin' Jennies

Zac Brown