The Tunbridge World's Fair Grounds were damp when we arrived and rain was threatening, but the forecast showed improvement throughout the week, so we looked forward to a dry and sunny weekend. But, as the not-so-old song by Cadillac Sky says, "You can't trust the weatherman." By the successful end of Jenny Brook on Sunday afternoon, we all knew that title to be true, and we didn't really care much.
The Clem Hawkins Revival band is one of the incarnations of Tom Venne and Julie Hogan who appear as Beartracks and in other configurations. The Clem Hawkins Revival plays classic country, whatever that is (I know it when I hear it.....) with gusto, enthusiasm and respect. They're always lots of fun, particularly because their electric guitar player is a little better known in another musical world that eschews both electric guitars and drums.
Bear Minimum is a bluegrass, country duo specializing in brother harmonies and transitional music that contributes to both country and bluegrass music while not be firmly planted in either. Their shows are both melodious and filled with tidbits of traditional music history that counts if you're interested in such things. I find that the more I listen and discover, the more relevant and intriguing I find their song choices. Both Dave Shaw and Dave "Tex" Orlomoski (can't have two Dave's in a band) are gifted instrumentalists and singers.
Jenny Brook at Night
Slow Jam at the Pickin' Place
...And in the Field
The Sugar Shack Stage Jam
Playing on Poison Ivy Hill
Protect Your Kids from Sunshine
The Feinberg Brothers
Pat and Julie - Master 50/50 Girls
Alysha and Emily Bankester with Niece Vivian Triplett
Melissa Bankester Triplett
Doreen Bankester at Work
The Spinney Brothers
Rick & Allan Spinney
John Saroyan Interviews the Bankesters
in the Artist Tent
G and PG Movies for Kids
Jam at the Bluegrass University Compound