Tuesday, February 07, 2012

2nd Woodstock Bluegrass Jamboree

Mars Hill Porch Pickers

Jot'Em Down Boys

Saturday evening we went to the second Woodstock Bluegrass Jamboree. It is held the first Saturday of each month at Woodstock Community Church on Rope Mill Road. This time they had a slide show playing on a wide screen above the stage. The pictures were of down to earth people who worked hard for their for their living in rural areas, dirt poor musicians here and there and also some more known musicians. The pictures reminded me of the book "Family of Man". Just like last month the jamboree featured two groups: The Mars Hill Porch Pickers and The Jot’Em Down Boys.

We enjoy Bluegrass for the performer's love of performing. No matter how they perform, you know each and every one of them is up there to do something they truely love. I only know of one local bluegrass player who quit his day job to teach bandjo professionally and work further in the music industry. Guess that is now his "day job".

The below video is the Jot’Em Down Boys playing their last song for the night, “Mountain Dew”. My little camera does not give the sound justice but you can get an idea of their energy. If you enjoy Bluegrass, why not come out next month to support this venue? You won't be sorry!

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