From the fish fry on Monday evening through the closing on Saturday night, Newell Lodge hosts Harvin and Kay Carter, with the able assistance of their daughter Ashley, do everything they can to make their guests happy, comfortable, and well-fed. Never losing its down home charm and southern flavor, the Newell Lodge crew offers all the amenities of larger and more well-established events in a secluded live oak grove in the midst of the piney woods of south Georgia. With the able and knowledgeable work of local favorite Robert Wilson and his wizard sound-man, singer/songwriter, and newly-wed son Clint, the Newell Lodge Fall festival came to a rousing end on Saturday night with Nothin' Fancy putting a musical and humorous cap on an enjoyable and low-keyed weekend of fine music and good fellowship. Here's a look in no particular order.
Two Bands to Watch
Look for videos by both Breaking Grass and Still House on my YouTube Channel in about two weeks. I've recorded a good selection of their work, but need to get home to greater band width to upload it.
Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival in Folkston, Georgia is a relatively new event that deserves to be in your rotation. The setting is peerless, the management is customer oriented and forward looking, the sound is excellent, and the vibe is both friendly and professional. There's plenty of room to grow and you can help it. The next edition is coming March 7 - 9, 2013. If you're local, be sure to attend. If you're a snobird heading home, make it a regular stop.