Monday, December 2, 2013

A Look Back at 2013 (1) - Florida

For several years, as cold reaches its icy hand into New England, the nights turn dark earlier and earlier, and an entire region, minus a few winter sports nuts (including all four of our grandchildren) and besotted ice fisherman, slides into seasonal affective disorder, Florida begins to look like an increasingly delightful place to spend a couple of months in early winter. Last year, we started south on January 10th, luckily before much snow had fallen, stopped for a night in Berryville, VA, where Frank Jurney promotes several winter concerts, to see a show, which turned into a surprise. Afterwards, we drove to Shelby, NC to visit our friend Marta Jones and on to Myrtle Beach, where we store our trailer to avoid having to shovel snow off it between November and January. After one more stop near the Georgia/Florida border and a brief visit with the Wilson family, we head south into Florida for a couple of months of sunshine and bluegrass music. Here are some highlights as 2013 draws to a close.

Berryville, VA
Lynn Morris in the Audience

Chris West - Blue Moon Rising

Sav Sankaran - Blue Moon Rising

Brandon Rickman Backstage - Lonesome River Band

Sammy Shelor - Lonesome River Band

YeeHaw Junction 
Elaine Roy - The Roys

Clint White - The Roys

Lee Roy - The Roys

 Mike Andes - Nothin' Fancy

 Chris Sexton - Nothin' Fancy

Sami Butler - Jerry Butler & the Blu-J's

Chris Harris - Still House

Jamie Harper

Keith Bass - Co-Promoter
Florida Bluegrass Exress 

Junior Sisk - Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Jason Tomlin
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice 

Terry Baucom

JR Davis
Highway 41 South 

Seminole Wind Bluegrass Festival 
 Mark Horn 
Highway 41 South

Irene Shooting Video

Dustin Benson - Special Consensus

 Greg Cahill - Special Consensus

 Sue Schellhass, Irene Lehmann, Dottie Joyce

Michael Cleveland
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper 

Josh Richards
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

 Lizzy Long
The Little Roy & Lizzy Show

 Little Roy Lewis

Darlene Bass - Co-Promoter

Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long

Don Rigsby
Don Rigsby & Midnight Call 

Mike & Mary Robinson

Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Rodeheaver Boys Ranch
Mike Andes - Nothin' Fancy

John Marquess - The James King Band

Barry Crabtree - The James King Band

James King 

Sherry Boyd - Emcee

Josh Crowe
The Crowe Brothers 

Steve Sutton - The Crowe Brothers

Robert & Victor Dowdy
The Bluegrass Brothers 

Kristin Scott Benson - The Grascals

Mike Andes & Tony Shorter
Nothin' Fancy 

 Jesse Baker - Dailey & Vincent

Jeff Parker - Dailey & Vincent 

Darin Vincent

Jamie Dailey

 Johnnie Daniell & Shelley Huckabee

Alecia Nixon

Todd Goodwill

Ben Eldridge - Seldom Scene

Dudley Connell - Seldom Scene

Danny Russell 
Dry Branch Fire Squad 

Ron Thomason
Dry Branch Fire Squad 

Aubrey Holt
Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys 

Little Roy Lewis
Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage 

Two Old Pros
Little Roy Lewis & Ron Thomason 

Rhonda Vincent & Gene Watson

Roscoe Canaday Memorial Bluegrass Festival
Dixieland Park - Waldo, FL
 Bobby Martin - Swinging Bridge

LeRon & April Rogers
Generations Bluegrass 

Sissy Stevens 
The Stevens Family Band 

Ben Stevens

Luke Stevens

 Gary Waldrep - The Garry Waldrep Band

Elaine Roy

Lee Roy

More to come from now until New Years