Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing is my choice for surprise band of the weekend. This band is thoroughly enjoyable, mixing strong bluegrass covers with Bob Amos's wonderful songs - evocative, thought provoking, fresh, and tuneful. His singing, containing elements of folk singing along with years of touring nationally with the popular bluegrass band Front Range, combine to make a very effective vocal tool. Singing together with his daughter Sarah, whose clean, clear voice is dead-on strong and completely charming, and harmony singer Steve Wright, the band sings as well as any we see. Adding the strong bass voice of Gary Darling helps create an effective a capella quartet. Freeman Cory on fiddle and Bob Dick on bass add to the high quality of this band. We haven't had time to listen to their new CD "Sunrise Blues" yet, but songs from it, including especially Mr. Beford's Barn, which brought tears to my eyes, were wonderful. Bob Amos & Catamount crossing are well-deserving of national attention.
Meanwhile: Back in the Campground
Mary & Mike Robinson
Mark Hartgrove Teaching in the Campground