Bluegrass Pot Luck attendees are always eager eaters....
Nothin' Fancy delivered four highly entertaining, polished, musical sets over two days, a feat beyond the capacity of most bands booked for two days, without repeating themselves or overstaying their welcome. Band members also hosted some very well-attended and useful workshops on Friday morning. Nothin' Fancy offers a well-thought-out mix of classic bluegrass, Country Gentleman re-interpretations, as well both novelty and serious songs written by mandolinist and band emcee Mike Andes. They don't repeat themselves and keep their catalog plenty deep enough so that people who see them from venue to venue get fresh and ever-changing material. Wade Cox filled in on bass for Tony Shorter. With less than a year with the band, Jesse Smathers is not only contributing first rate singing and flat picking, but intelligently adding to the comedy value. Chris Sexton on fiddle has become more subtle and better. Mitchell Davis' hang-dog face always communicates. After twenty years on the road, Nothin' Fancy stays fresh and interesting.
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