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Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike in Holland, Ohio Friday Night

| May 6, 2010

Val Smith packs a ton of energy and power into her performances. She will appear with her band Liberty Pike Friday night at the Springfield High School Theater, Holland, Ohio. Showtime is 7 p.m. The address of the school is: 1470 S. McCord Rd., Holland, OH 43528. Valerie plays music that pushes beyond traditional bluegrass; […]

Nothin’ Fancy at the Oakland Community College Bluegrass Series

| April 22, 2010

Nothin’ Fancy (www.nothinfancybluegrass.com) hits the stage at Lila Jones Theater, Oakland Community College, Royal Oak Campus Friday, April 22, 2010. Although there is another concert remaining in the series, this will be the last bluegrass performance in Royal Oak this year. The May appearance by J.D. Crowe will be on the Waterford campus. We first […]

The Steve Martin Banjo Road Show

| April 22, 2010

Papa and I headed out to the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Monday to see Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. The performance title, An Evening of Bluegrass and Banjo, fit the event perfectly. Photography is not allowed at the Max, although you wouldn’t have known it by watching the crowd. Papa left […]

Joe Mullins Presents the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

| April 2, 2010

Joe Mullins produces a wonderful music festival, in March and November of each year. The line-up features top bands and musicians, and the venue is also top-notch. Today I am featuring Summertown Road, which opened the show on Friday, March 26, 2010. Summertown Road’s newest member, Zach Rambo is a good addition to the group. […]

Bluegrass Music, Get it!

| March 29, 2010

We spend a great weekend down at Joe Mullins’ fabulous Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. If anyone needs to know how to run a show, they need look no farther that that fine example, or any of the Adams & Anderson presentations. Today I am concentrating on an overview Southern Ohio festival. Papa is working […]

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

| March 25, 2010

There are a number of good reasons to be at the Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, 2010. It is the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, spring edition. Let me see, Doyle Lawson, Dailey & Vincent, James King, Summertown Road, Paul Williams, NewFound Road, Kenny and Amanda Smith and Larry Stephenson. Joe […]

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 […]

Finally — A Banjo!

| March 8, 2010

I have been waiting ever since FanFest to see the Steve Martin/Steep Canyon Rangers show. Good news arrived in my feed reader Friday, March 5! A new Martin-Rangers tour begins in Detroit on April 19th! The show is at the Max M Fisher Music Center downtown. This is not exactly a bluegrass concert, but it […]

Snow, and an Impending Visit

| February 25, 2010

I have spent a little time on the end of a snow shovel this week, Papa even ran the blower once or twice. I actually looks a little like winter here now, but I can feel spring in the air, and I am looking forward to it. GS3 and sisters GD1 and GD2 will be […]

The Banjo Project

| January 28, 2010

I just read about The Banjo Project, a documentary which is in production now. According to the website for the project, Marc Fields ad Tony Trischka are collaborating; Trischka is the musical director. The film is not all bluegrass, but it is all about the banjo. I am certainly a lover of bluegrass, but I […]