Monday, May 26, 2008

A Memorial Day Blue Grass weekend

For the third time now since last fall we have gone south to Virginia to camp out at a campground that specializes in Blue Grass weekends. We discovered the place by accident and now can't seem to stay away. The campground is filled, every two weeks with folks who play or love to listen to Blue Grass music.

We were hooked after the first time we went, even though the weather was lousy, the music was terrific. There were little groups of folks jamming in several locations around the campground. It was like sitting up on stage at a concert. Being right in the middle of it all.

This weekend was the annual Memorial Day pig roast as well as lots of music.

There are some extremely talented musicians that come to the campground, that love to play. And they just play and play. Neither of us really play but oh we are getting inspired.... We noticed several young people this time. A young girl on fiddle, her brother on Mandolin and another young man playing guitar. So the next generation is starting.

Here is a short clip of one of the groups that played this time....
Jimmy on Banjo, Kenny on Harmonica, Nevin playing Fiddle and Carol playing Bass. (The guitar player of the group- Wade- is missing for the moment.)

We always hate for the weekend to end but no doubt we will go there again soon!!!