Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Photo Retrospective 1

Here's the first of a series of posts containing pictures I've selected as among the best we've taken during the past year.  I've tried to choose photos I like as photos rather than focus on picturing whole bands or describing events.  I hope you find some you like as the 2011 bluegrass year winds down towards Christmas and the New Year. The pictures are in chronological order beginning with The Gibson Brothers Concert in Lexington, MA with the Spinney Brothers in January and extending through the Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival in Roxboro, NC in late April.  I'll generally refrain from comment, letting the pictures speak for themselves.

Eric Gibson Backstage in Lexington, MA
  
The Spinney Brothers (Rick & Allen) 
in Lexington, MA

Mike Barber (The Gibson Brothers)

Rick Spinney & Eric Gibson
  
Joe Walsh (The Gibson Brothers)

 The Spinney Brothers & The Gibson Brothers

Joe Val - February in Framingham, MA
Phil Leadbetter

Bruce Stockwell
  
Alice Waters - #1 Bluegrass Fan
  
George Koserowski
  
Al Hawkes - New England Bluegrass Legend
  
Stan Zdonik - IBMA & BBU President

Kim Cyr

 Lisa Husten
  
Sharon & Cheryl White

Ted Lehmann - Your Faithfull Blogger

Robin Williams

Jenni Lyn Gardner (Della Mae)
  
Celia Woodsmith (Della Mae)
  
Newell Lodge - Folkston, GA
Robert Wilson (The Wilson Family Band)

 Daniel Salyer & Matthew Munsey (Monroeville)

Seth Taylor (Monroeville)
  
Brooke Aldridge

Ron Shuffler (Darin & Brooke Aldridge)

Katie Wilson (The Wilson Family Band)

Rachel Johnson Boyd (Darin & Brooke Aldridge)

RenoFest - Hartsdale, SC
Zeb Snyder
  
Samantha Snyder
  
Mike Scott (Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition)
  
Adam Steffey (The Boxcars)
  
Adam Steffey

Kenny Smith (Kenny & Amanda Smith

 Amanda Smith (Kenny & Amanda Smith)
  
Ronnie Reno

Harold Nixon (The Boxcars)

The Darin & Brooke Aldridge Bluegrass Festival
Cherryville, NC
Jeremy Abshire & Jamie Johnson (The Grascals)
  
Danny Roberts (The Grascals)
  
Reggie Harris (The Harris Brothers)
  
Dennis Jones (WNCW-FM
  
Dr. Tom Bibey
  
Buddy Melton (Balsam Range)
  
Darren Nicholson (Balsam Range)

Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival - Roxboro, NC
The New Stage
  
Melvin Goins
  
Jim Fraley (Deeper Shade of Blue)
  
Chrisy & Lou Reid (Lou Reid & Carolina
  
Christy Reid
  
Lou Reid
  
Dudley Connell (Seldom Scene)

 Ronnie Simpkins (Seldom Scene)
  
Ben Eldridge (Seldom Scene)
  
Al Batten (Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion

Michelle Nixon (Michelle Nison & Drive)
  
James King
  
Keith Garrett (The Boxcars)

Gene Daniell
Missed by All