Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MACC 2012 - Friday - Review

Friday at the MACC looked like it might be a disaster. As Darin & Brooke Aldridge took the stage at noon, the rain started to pelt down in sheets. It looked like a complete washout. But before they were finished the rain had come to a stop and Kenny & Amanda Smith came to the stage to an audience coming in from their campers and from the field where day campers park. We never saw any rain again for the rest of the festival, and as the afternoon wore on the crowd grew huge in anticipation of the evening's performances from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The SteelDrivers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Blue Highway, and, especially, J.D. Crowe & the New South who are engaged in their final tour prior to J.D.'s retirement. Sadly, Tony Rice was not able to join the group as advertised.  Nevertheless, the weather remained warm and increasingly dry. It was an evening filled with joy and celebration, which the large crowd participated in to the fullest. Again, because of the number of bands, I'll concentrate on pictures, keeping narrative to a minimum. 

 Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Darin Aldridge

Brooke Aldridge

Dwayne Anderson
Greg Luck
Matt Love

Song-Writer Dale Pyatt

MACC Volunteers Nancy & Gwen

Kenny & Amanda Smith

 Amanda Smith

 Cory Piatt

Austin Ward

Cory Walker 

Amanda Smith

Ann (Station Inn) & Corey Walker

Jim Hurst

Jim Hurst

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Michael Cleveland

Charlie Lawson

 Glenn Gibson

Tyler Griffith

Nathan Livers

David Parmley & Continental Divids

Randy Graham

Josh Hymer

Steve Day

Matt Wallace

Don Rigsby
David Parmley

 Tina Rigsby

The SteelDrivers

Richard Bailey

Tammy Rogers

Brent Truitt

Mike Fleming

Gary Nichols

Kindle Reader

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
w/ The Centerville, OH Alternative Strings 

Jason Barrie

Josh Swift

Joe Dean

Mike Rogers

Cory Hensley

DL&Q with
Centerville OH Alternative Strings

Darrel Adkins & Doyle Lawson
Alternative  Strings 

Link to Further Photos of Alternative Strings
Blue Highway
Shawn Lane & Jason Burleson

Wayne Taylor

Tim Stafford
Jason Burleson

Rob Ickes

 Carl Jackson, Lee Jackson, Friend

J.D. Crowe & the New South

 Rickey Wasson

Dwight McCall

Kyle Perkins

Junior Sisk & Friend

Lynn Butler

Promoter Darrell Adkins

Bluegrass Album Band:  Re-Creation

Doyle Lawson

Josh Williams

Michael Cleveland

Matt DeSpain
...and Guests
Bradley Walker & Carl Jackson

So after beginning with poor prospects the MACC turned into a triumph of music, memory, and celebration.