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IIIrd Tyme Out in Royal Oak

| January 22, 2011

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out appeared at Royal Oak Shrine High School on Friday, January 21st. Since Oakland Community College withdrew support for live performances, the Bluegrass Series there was discontinued as of last May. Through the efforts of several individuals, including Tom Laing, the Royal Oak Bluegrass Series has been created. Although no […]

Southern Ohio Indoor Music festival, November 2010 Edition

| December 6, 2010

спалня Joe Mullins once again presented a wonderful show at the Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio on November 12-13. On Friday, Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie, the Primitive Quartet, IIIrd Tyme Out, the Grascals and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers appeared. Saturday brought James King, Ralph Stanley, Don Rigsby, Charlie Sizemore, Larry Sparks, and a […]

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival

| September 27, 2010

The 2010 version of the Vine Grove (Kentucky) Bluegrass Festival has come and gone. It was a fine local festival, featuring a good mix of local and regional bands. We especially enjoyed seeing Big Country Bluegrass, a band that never visits our home state, Michigan. I always try to pick a few favorite photos to […]

Dailey & Vincent at the Ark

| July 12, 2010

We ventured over to Ann Arbor last Thursday, July 8, 2010 to see Dailey & Vincent. As I anticipated, it was a high powered show: powerful vocals, powerful instrumentals, impressive stage presence, a truly great experience for the audience. Attention to detail, in singing and presentation, is the hallmark of a Dailey & Vincent performance. […]

Bring It On!

| April 19, 2010

Spring is the most beautiful time in Michigan, and also a time of much fun and work for gardeners. I am not a “real” gardener, but I do enjoy my flowers, and we get a lot of good out of our vegetable garden. I started a few plants vegetable indoors this year, and now I […]

Spring Has Sprung!

| March 23, 2010

Papa and I took off last weekend, heading out to shake the cabin fever which has taken root around here. I think we were successful, I feel more energy and may actually get something done this week, if I continue like yesterday. Our first stop was Owens Community College, where we saw the Grascals. We […]

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out at OCC

| January 21, 2010

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out return to the Oakland Community College Bluegrass Series tomorrow night, January 22, 2010. The group enjoys tremendous popularity in the Detroit area; many fans are looking forward to their annual appearance. You can get tickets online through the College site, if you wish. The concert will take place on […]

Christmas in the Smokies

| December 15, 2009

We attended the Larkin’s annual Christmas show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee December 10-12. The highlight of this show was the first ever appearance of The Lewis Tradition. The group was Lewis Phillips, banjo, guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Janis Lewis Phillips, lead and harmony vocals; Travis Lewis, bass; Jameson Lewis, keyboard; and Bruce Watkins, mandolin, […]

Fallen Leaves

| November 5, 2009

Since we have lived down here in southern Michigan, I notice that the leaves fall off the trees pretty late in the year. Up at (our old) home, there had usually been some snow by November, and the leaves were long gone by mid October. Autumn is longer here, but always pleasant. This year has […]

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival, Thursday

| September 25, 2009

We are having a nice time here in Vine Grove. There has been a bit of rain, but the festival committee added a second big tent, and the crowd was high and dry last night. The bean supper, band scramble and performances were well attended. Here are a couple of photos from Thursday evening. This […]