It's easy to forget that Granite Hill Campground Resort is built on a beautiful old farm. During the days we were there before this great classic festival opened, I had a few days to look around. It's truly a beautiful place.
From Monday noon until their performance opens the festival on Thursday afternoon, Pete Wernick's Jam Camp learns to jam together. For some, jam camp is a real challenge, while for others it provides a chance to join with old and new friends to jam together and learn a little more about jamming skills. Dr. Banjo (Pete Wernick) has a huge wealth of knowledge and skill to share along with his willing and helpful staff.
Below is a link to a large photo album of Jam Camp photos. Help yourself to them, and enjoy!
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have come to greater prominence in the bluegrass world over the last several years as her band has achieved greater continuity and her promotional skills have garnered increasing attention. She opened the festival with enthusiasm and skill.
The Claire Lynch Band is touring hard this summer, partly on the strength of her having been named, for the third time, IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, but, and perhaps more importantly, because audiences are increasingly recognizing the breadth and quality of her entire repertoire. Her work is increasingly nuanced and subtle. Her band, filled with individual musicians of huge ability, manages to focus on helping her create the sound that has become representative and recognizable as uniquely her own.