Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Roscoe Canaday Memorial Bluegrass Festival Waldo, Fl: Feb 26 - March 2
Blue Highway, celebrating twenty years together as a band and featuring some of the finest singer/ songwriter music available in bluegrass travels to Florida for a rare appearance there on Saturday. Blue Highway's consistent performance through the years has been remarkable. Don't miss this show.
Marty Raybon & Full Circle
Marty Raybon has had a full career in both bluegrass and country music, winning numerous awards. In 2013, he was named IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year. His shows feature a mixture of his bluegrass work as well as his award winning work with the country band, Shenandoah. His heartfelt gospel singing is always a feature of his performances. Marty will headline Fridays lineup.
Appearing on Saturday, Travers Chandler & Avery County reflect Chandler's respect and admiration for Charlie Moore and his Baltimore bar style. Lively and raucous, they are an entertaining band.
Kati Penn, on fiddle, has returned after a brief maternity leave. With her husband Jr. Williams on banjo, Kati Penn has fashioned a band that combines traditional bluegrass with newgrass elements, making it interesting to hear.
Hard Road, from New Mexico, is a fusion band, featuring acoustic Americana and bluegrass in a delightful and intriguing mix. I haven't heard them yet, but look forward to it, after listening to several of their videos and clips. They'll be appearing on Friday.
The Palmetto Ramblers on Friday and Swinging Bridge on Saturday round out the lineup.
The Palmetto Ramblers
But music isn't all that happens at The Roscoe Canaday. There'll be a Beans and Cornbread Jam on Tuesday evening, and a Bingo, a Potluck (meat provided), and movies (popcorn provided) on Wednesday. Thursday will feature Greg Bird's Open Mic Radio Broadcast.
On Friday, Darlene Gilliam will host a Face2Face get-together for FaceBook friends who are at the festival to get together in real time. This is always a fun event.
For further information, look at the Festival Flier here. There are tickets and camping spaces still available for this fine, small festival.
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