Monday, February 17, 2014
Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival - March 6 - 8,2014 - Preview
The Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival will run at Newell Lodge in Folkston, GA from March 6 - 8, 2014 under the most beautiful stand of live oak trees to host a bluegrass festival. The setting in the deep piney woods of South Georgia is one of gems along out bluegrass trail. Hosted by Harvin and Kay Carter and their daughter Ashley, it offers a pleasant weekend away from other distractions with good music and fellowship featuring lots of that fabled southern hospitality. The North Florida Bluegrass Association has made Newell Lodge their home for weekend jams, and it's a good place to stop, either as a destination or a resting place on your way.
Ralph Stanley II
Volume V is an engaging young bluegrass band coming out of Mississippi experienced leadership of Glen Harrell. Featuring a solid mixture of traditional and contemporary songs, both secular and gospel, this band is sure to please. We don't see them often enough, and they're really good.
Eddie Rose & Highway 40
Trinity River has shown steady improvement since their debut performances at Newell Lodge three years ago. Originating in nearby Callahan. FL, they show the benefits that constant touring and hard work can convey. Many people who are Newell Lodge regulars will welcome their return.
Amanda & Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson, widely experienced and full of diverse influences is a product of the well-known Bluegrass Parlor Band, which also nurtured bluegrass great Aubrey Haynie as well as the emerging masters Cory & Jarrod Walker. Now performing with his daughter Amanda, a student at the University of Florida, where she has developed and nurtures a university bluegrass club band, the duo has been performing together for about six years, as Amanda has developed into a fine singer and fiddle player. Scotts chops on the banjo need no further boost than to say he toured with the Jim Hurst band. This band may surprise, but will certainly delight the Newell Lodge crowd.
Amanda & Scott Anderson
Big Cypres Bluegrass
Big Cypress is a north Florida band which plays traditional bluegrass music. There's little information about them available online, and we haven't seen them since they appeared at the Florida State Festival in Perry four or five years ago.
The Hold Your Horses Cafe
Low Country Boil
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Newell Lodge is a small and delightful festival seeking to take its place among a group of larger and more well-known venues. With some of the finest sound around, supplied by young Clint Wilson, a new and spacious stage, and a unique setting this festival deserves to grow and prosper. Give it a try.
Ashley & the Next Generation