Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bluegrass, Americana, and Camping for Jesus

My weekend was great. The football game on Friday was great. There was only about 17,000 in attendance though, it was a close game between Union and Jenks Oklahoma with Jenks pulling out a close one.

On Saturday we got some work done on our house in Oklahoma. There are still a few things to get done, but we are getting there. I did get some video and photographs to make available, which will make it easier to rent out. We would still like it if we had enough money coming in to keep it available for weekends, vacations, rental to others wanting to visit the lake and area or just someone wanting to get away for the weekend.

After some work on the house we went to the Bluegrass and Chili Festival in Claremore on Saturday. We got to see about 4 great bands, and a couple not so good, that is to be expected from festivals like this.

The highlight was Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. I have seen them about 4 times. A great quote from the intro of Doyle, was "If Bluegrass was a church; Doyle Lawson would be the pastor." Doyle looks just like an uncle of mine, he is from near my home town of Johnson City Tennessee and I always enjoy the chance to talk to him. He is a living legend in bluegrass and a very nice man.
Today and tomorrow I am getting ready to go to the Walnut Valley Music Festival and camp in Winfield Kansas. Was down yesterday, thousands of campers are already there for the Festival which don't officially start until Thursday. I will pitch camp tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, and be there until Sunday evening. Winfield is quite possibly the largest Americana Style music festival in the world. I will see many United States, and International Championships including guitar, fiddle, autoharp, mandolin and more. This trip is usually the highlight of my year. This year may be even better; they say they have free wireless internet connection this year. I plan on doing daily video blogs starting with tomorrow.%2

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