The Fourth Annual Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 - 10 outside Cherryville, NC. Promoted by John and Linda Hunsacker on a delightful bowl-shaped family facility, the Coot Williams Road festival functions as the major fund raiser for their outreach effort to encourage and develop acoustic bluegrass music in the surrounding counties through their 501 (c)(3) not-profit organization The Catawba Valley Music Revival. The lineup, featuring national and local bluegrass bands, is structured to offer top notch entertainment while introducing attendees to emerging local bands and well-known national groups.
We first heard Sweet Potato Pie at a small festival in eastern North Carolina when they were a new, and largely untested girl band. The picture above, taken during their after hours showcase at IBMA last year suggests how far they've come. This is a bluegrass band worthy of attention as they continue to grow and develop. I'm looking forward to seeing to full sets of their current work.