The 1st Annual Seminole Wind Bluegrass Festival took place from February 10 -12 at the Fred Smith Arena in the Brighton Seminole Community on the Seminole Indian Reservation about 25 miles west of Okeechobee, FL. Booked and organized by promoters Keith and Darlene Bass for the Seminole's, the festival featured excellent bluegrass music from national and local bands as well as a music and dance presentation by the musical group
For the second time in three weekends, Alicia Nugent came to Florida affected by the weather. At YeeHaw Junction her plane was delayed by tornadoes in Louisiana and this weekend she arrived to the chilliest weather of the winter without cold weather gear. Like the trooper she is, though, she soldiered through, always giving her all with humor and grace. She sang her familiar hits, lots of good gospel songs, and a very nice version of Hank Williams' Jambalaya, even though she disclaims any real familiarity with Cajun music. Her band is well chosen to support her music. Beth Lawrence sings wonderful harmonies and Colby Laney is a first rate up-and-coming flat picker.
Beth Lawrence & Alicia Nugent