Monday, June 12, 2006

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival -- June 22-25

Here's some information on a terrific BG festival for the whole family that's coming up next weekend in Vermont. If you live in the Hartford, CT area, the location is a roughly 3 1/2-4 hour drive. That's not too far, though, to see and hear some outstanding BG! If you haven't already done so, make some plans to be there...

The Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival will be held on June 22, 23, 24, & 25 at the Weston Recreation Area, Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, VT. Candi Sawyer has put together a terrific lineup for this 6th edition of Jenny Brook, including for two big days, the Gibson Brothers, Leroy Troy, and a group which includes a talented husband and wife from Tennessee, as well as 3 former members of the Johnson Mountain Boys, Springfield Exit. (If you're keeping score, those 3 former JMBs are David McLaughlin, Marshall Wilborn, & Tom Adams). In addition to those bands, you'll also get to see and hear Smokey Greene, Southern Rail, Junior Barber & Bear Tracks, TrueGrass, the Old Time Bluegrass Singers, Nick Anderson & the Gospel Friends, and, of course, your hosts, the Seth Sawyer Band. There will also be a workshop tent on Saturday, raffles throughout the weekend, and a Sunday morning gospel sing. At this point, advance orders are no longer available, but there will be plenty of tickets at the gate. The ubiquitous Harry Grant is in charge of sound.

For more information, call Candi at (802)463-1189 or email Weston, VT at the end of June can either be chilly and drizzly (2004) or extremely hot (2005), so plan accordingly. As for me, I'm bringing my winter coat in hopes that I won't need to use it! No matter, though -- the music will be great, so we hope to see you there!

Amy O.

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