Friday at the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival offered one of the finest single days of weather we've ever enjoyed at a bluegrass festival. It was warm and sunny with a slight breeze keeping it from becoming hot. For most of the day it was cool under the shed roof, only becoming chilly as the program wore on into the late evening, with Josh Williams starting his second set around 12:15 AM, long after we were happily in bed and snoozing away. Vendors were kept busy, the crown entertained, and everyone's spirits high throughout the day.
Months of hard touring have helped The Roys, a brother/sister duo, sharpen their show on every level. They've developed a solid act working with a band of young sharpshooters as sidemen. It's enjoyable to see these pleasant young people who started out in Fitchburg, MA develop.