Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pickin' and Grinnin'

We just returned from a fun weekend of camping and "bluegrassing".
It had been 3 years since we attended a festival in Chattanooga so this year we
took off and went to the Boxcar Pinion Festival. Cindy had a good lineup and
the weather actually turned out pretty good. We had about 2 hours of stormy weather on Saturday morning but the rest of the weekend was good. I have decided that
foul weather and bluegrass somehow go together as it is rare to have a whole weekend without the weather turning on us at least once. But true festival fans are a hardy bunch and don't let a little thing like bad weather ruin good music.

As you can see by the photos, there was plenty of Grinnin' going on. Joe sang some with IIIrd Tyme Out's Steve Dilling on Friday night. And Fletcher Bright's "grin" looks blissful. He really loves the music and has been playing for many years. He (along with Barbara Lamb and Bob Chuckrow) actually played at my daughter's wedding and it was great. Thanks for the beautiful music, Fletcher!!

By the way, how many guys does it take to hook up a cable tv connection?? Three - one to direct and two guys wearing Dumplin Valley Shirts.......Bob, David and Joe. Actually, I think another guy came in and helped, too. But he wasn't there when I caught that Kodak moment.

We saw a few of our Dumplin Valley Festival folks down there, too. It was good to see everyone. And we look forward to seeing the folks we met over the weekend when they come to Dumplin Valley.

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