Monday, October 15, 2012

Tennessee Fall Homecoming 2012 - Saturday

Saturday at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia offered the nicest day and the largest crowd of the weekend.  There was a fall chill in the air, but the sun was bright and by afternoon the people who wore shorts were proven to have made the correct clothing choice.  We spent a good deal of our time with Darin & Brooke Aldridge, so our coverage reflects our day. Here's a look at it, with more to come tomorrow or Wednesday.

The Rigneys

The Rigneys are a Tennessee-based family band whose base is in gospel bluegrass and who have allowed the interests of their talented sons to broaden their music while never allowing themselves to stray to far from their origins. Their music has become more interesting while the boys have developed as musicians. Keep an eye out for this developing band.

Andrew Rigney

Grant Rigney

The Grist Mill

Uncle Doc Whilhite

 Summertown Reunion Band

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Darin & Brooke Aldridge have had a busy few years. This young, attractive band has become a favorite on the festival circuit for their combination of deeply held faith songs and others featuring strong relationships in wholesome settings. The band is strong with Rachel Johnson Boyd on fiddle and harmony vocals adding a rich tone, while Dwayne Anderson singing and playing bass adds much both vocally and instrumentally. Colin Willis on Dobro is solid and Matt Love increasingly comfortable on the banjo.

Darin Aldridge

Brooke Aldridge

 Rachel Johnson Boyd

Colin Willis

Matt Love

 Dwayne Anderson

The Knoxville Dulcimer Club

The Dismembered Tennesseans

Fletcher Bright

Dixie Gray

 Funnel Cake Ecstasy

John Rice Irwin & Elaine Irwin Meyer
Annual Memorial for Those Who've Gone On