Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Some Of Our Favorite Colors

Took a short drive this afternoon and couldn't resist taking a few photos of the beautiful leaves. Enjoy them!

World Wide Bluegrass

This is an interesting site for all you bluegrass lovers. It has lots of links to bluegrass sites. Take a listen to Tim Cahall's show on Tuesdays from 3-6pm.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Bluegrass Saturday

Lady In Red Photos

Lady In Red

These photos are compliments of Roy & Trenta Swann (Roy Swann Photography) who were witnesses to the surprise visit by the "Lady In Red". No one..........not even the band........knew this was coming. She came out of the audience, approached the band and then went onto the stage to "audition". I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to catch this. She was chomping gum, toting a "chicken purse" wearing a neon red wig, and also wearing red patent leather high heeled boots when she approached Russell Moore who was totally taken by surprise. Then she whipped out a "set list" for her supposed audition. I don't know at what exact moment they realized what was going on, but it was just too funny for words. You had to be there! I think the audience had a blast that night. There was a lot of impromptu entertainment from various bands. It was great. I hope you enjoy these photos. Thanks, Rhonda. M

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Campground's Open

Now would be a great time for you all to make a trip to Kodak while the leaves are changing. Our campground is open year round and we have been having a few folks come and visit with us. There are lots of things to do in Sevier County this time of year. And we also have the pavilion for picking and grinning! When the weather gets just right, we have been known to build a pretty good campfire so we can all roast marshmallows, etc. Why not make plans to come up and camp with us before the weather gets too cold? We'd like to see our festival buddies as well as new faces, too. It's not crowded like festival time here on the farm and we have several full hook-ups and pull-through sites for your convenience. Give us a call if you want to come or just drop by.........whatever! Some of our campers come for UT football weekends. This is a perfect place for pre-ballgame tailgating, etc. and it's only about a 25 min. drive to town from here. You can camp here and avoid the traffic coming out of Sevierville.


We've had a lot going on and haven't had time to do much bluegrassing due to circumstances beyond our control. This was our first year to miss IBMA, too. The day after my last blog post found us at the hospital with my mother who has been in the hospital for nearly a month. She is now home where we can keep a close eye on her and she is doing therapy as she recovers. I'd like to thank those of you who offered prayers during this time. Needless to say, it has been quite a month and we are hoping to make some progress on getting the lineup together.
Meanwhile..........fall has come to East TN and the leaves are getting prettier with each new day. And the weather is crisp and cool.........just right!
By the way, if anyone has any photos of the visit by the Lady in Red, I'd like to see them. I was unable to take any as I was on stage and also hanging out just out of sight off stage. You can send them to dumplingrass@comcast.net. Thanks.