How Much Better Can The Newport Folk Festival Line-Up Get???
The Newport Folk Festival continues its lineup announcements and added even more interesting acts.
A Freshgrass Kind Of Sunday
I was lucky enough to attend both full days (there is a small line-up on Friday evening which I was unable to attend) of the Freshgrass Festival in the Berkshires. Saturday was a long but fabulous day, and Sunday was no less than that.
In fact, I was more excited about Sunday’s line-up. (Click here for my review of Saturday.)
Initial Musings on the Freshgrass Festival
While it’s fresh in my mind, I want to tell you a little bit about the fourth annual Freshgrass Festival, held each September in North Adams, Massachusetts at Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art). I have not had a chance to look at the 1,500 photos I took, so those will follow in my full review.
What a fantastic festival! Read the rest of this entry
Dueling Banjos, Bela and Abby Style
Béla Fleck is one of my favorite performers; I have seen him many times in a number of iterations, including a show with the Sparrow Quartet, Abigail Washburn‘s band which included Béla.
This show at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy was Béla and Abby and their banjos, and it was a stunner! (Sorry, photography was not allowed; I am seeing them again in a few days, so I will probably upload some photos from that show here.) Read the rest of this entry