Monday, December 12, 2011

2011 Photo Retrospective II

Here's the second edition of my annual holiday special photo offerings. These photos were all taken during the relatively brief period from the end of April through the middle of May at three events - Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC, The Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival at the Denton FarmPark in Denton, NC, and the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival held at Granite Hill Campground near Gettysburg.  All three of these events are large festivals attracting varied kinds of music and attendees. The pictures are presented in chronological order with no effort to keep band members together or to make commentary. Hope you enjoy them and have a wonderful holiday season.
Wilkes Community College - Home of Merlefest
Del McCoury

Del McCoury
Ronnie & Del McCoury
Terry Baucom
Randy Travis

Zac Brown
Tut Taylor, Ronnie McCoury, Jason Carter

Jerry Douglas at Tut Taylor Tribute

Tut Taylor

 Peter Rowan & Tony Rice

Alison Brown
Jerry Douglas

 Omar Hakim (Jerry Douglas Band)
Jack Lawrence - Itinerant Musician

Bill Nershi (The Emmitt - Nershi Band)
Doc Watson - The Spirit of Bluegrass

Mike Palmer
Sarah Jarosz
Tony Williamson

Zeb Snyder

 Pete Wernick

 Tim O'Brien
Jesse Brock
Sam Bush

 Sam Bush

Sam Bush
Lylle Lovett & Sam Bush

Roland White
Doc Watson
Doc Watson

Chris Pandolfi

 Tim O'Brien
Stuart Duncan
Mike Bub

Buddy Miller (Robert Plante & the Band of Joy)

 Robert Plant

The Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival - Denton, NC
Terry Baucom
Cindy Baucom
Ashby Frank (The Mashville Brigade)

Josh Williams and the Little Bird

 Joe Dean, Jr. (Dailey & Vincent)

Jeff Parker (Dailey & Vincent)

Sandy Leigh & Cia Cherryholmes
Josh Swift (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)
Lizzy Long (Little Roy & Lizzy)
Clay Hess (Sierra Hull & Highway 111)

Clayton Campbell (The Gibson Brothers)
Eric Gibson
Mike Rogers & Doyle Lawson
Corey Hensley & Jesse Baker
(Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Steve Dilling & Russell Moore (IIIrd Tyme Out)
Kenny Ingram & Larry Stephenson
Jake Stargell (Mountain Heart)
Barry Abernathy & Aaron Ramsey

Nothin' Fancy
Don Rigsby

Peter Rowan

Hunter Berry (Rhonda Vincent & the Rage)
Joe Walsh (The Gibson Brothers)
Eric Gibson

J.D. Crowe
Ben Eldridge (Seldom Scene)
Michael Cleveland
Jamie Dailey (Dailey & Vincent)
Terry Eledredge (The Grascals)
Kristin Scott Benson & J.D. Crowe
Ron Thomason (Dry Branch Fire Squad)

Jason Davis (Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice)
Lou Reid (Seldom Scene)

Dudley Connell (Seldom Scene)

More coming.....


  1. Thanks Ted and Irene!
    It's interesting to see the percentage of bluegrass (or whatever genre you want to call them) with in ear monitors.. Even JD.

    You could also group them by instruments, a banjo page, a mandolin page.

    -kelly stockwell

  2. Great photos.
    While I was viewing them,I thought, I don't get to enough live Bluegrass shows. I envy your adventures.
    Thanks for the posting.

  3. These are some great captured moments Ted...thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and best of the new year...until MerleFest!

  4. Ted,
    I've said it before, but you've proved it again... you're a REALLY good portrait photographer. This is a great way to look back at the "old" year. Thanks so much for sharing!
    -- Pete Wernick