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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 […]

Pickin’ On Cystic Fibrosis – September 16-18, 2010

| September 14, 2010

I have written about this before, three times, perhaps more than that. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic lung disease , about which much is known. But there is no cure, and having the disease is a death sentence. I first learned about CF when a CF baby was born to neighborhood family, in 1973, about […]

Milan Bluegrass Festival

| August 12, 2010

The grounds of KC Campground, Milan, Michigan are already filling with campers. There is room for more, but this is as large an early crowd as I have seen. Here is the view to the northeast of our camper at noon, Wednesday. And here this is what it looks like to northwest at the same […]

Oakland Community College Bluegrass Series

| August 11, 2010

For many years, the Oakland Community College Bluegrass Series has been a highlight of our dark, Detroit area winters. Last spring Oakland Community College (OCC) announced it was ending support for all performing arts, effectively ending the concerts. Tom Laing, who has assisted the College staff with talent selection, was very disappointed. Greg Cahill of […]

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. […]

The Music of Appalachia and a Surprise

| June 7, 2010

I was flattered several weeks ago, when Tipper, of  The Blind Pig and the Acorn, asked me to write a guest post for her blog. To lay the groundwork, let me tell you a bit about Tipper, and her blog. Tipper’s writing focuses on Appalachian culture, her art work, and the music her family makes. […]

J.D. Crowe Tonight

| May 14, 2010

We are headed up to Waterford to see J.D. Crowe tonight. I looked around the yard to see if I had anything to take up to our friend, Matt, and this is what I found: Really that picture is after I removed what I needed. Here is what I had after I picked and gave […]


| May 12, 2010

Crazy happenings in my cyber world, and I will probably never understand them, so why try? I noticed this morning that my Count down timer on the sidebar had disappeared. Looked at the administration page and could not find it in the plugins. DRAT! So I downloaded, reinstalled and activated it. Funny, all my events […]

Detour, Bluegrass Ahead

| May 10, 2010

We made a quick trip to Cadillac, Michigan on Saturday, May 8, and combined a Mother’s Day visit with a trip out to the Gopherwood Concert Series. On Stage: Detour Bluegrass. Gopherwood concerts are held at the Elks Club in downtown Cadillac. Jeff Rose said it was is funky to play bluegrass under the Elk […]

Detour Bluegrass in Cadillac on Saturday May 8

| May 7, 2010

On Saturday, May 8, 2010 Detour Bluegrass will appear as part of the Gopherwood Concert Series in Cadillac, MI. Gopherwood concerts are held in the Cadillac Elks, 122 S. Mitchell St. There is parking in the rear near the elevator. According to the series website: At this time our online ticket sales have been suspended […]