The bands were carefully and thoughfully chosen to provide the best and most diverse selection of entertainment for the audience.
The show began for Mary and me at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning when we arrived there just in time to catch The Warren County Ramblers start the day's pickin' off with an hour set of their best material. Hoddy Ovitt has added a couple more to his group; of late, Jennie sings beautifully and Jim Davis is now playing the fiddle. And, as always, we enjoyed Kenny Meyer, John Mosher and Pete Bolster.
The next group up was The String Dusters (Bill Healy, Neil Yetwin, Barry Weinstein and Fred Woodward) who had a really polished set and were well enjoyed by all in attendance. They were followed by Nelson Rock and The Circle of Willis playing an hour set and they, too, were polished and highly entertaining. Then The Adirondack Fiddlers Club performed a bunch of great old fiddle tunes and a few songs and it was a real pleasure to listen to their set. Lots and lots of seasoned talent here.
Next up was our group, The Food Stamp Ramblers. We played a lively set for an hour. It was the last set I will play with them due to constraints in my time schedule..........I will miss pickin' with the group, for sure.
The schedule repeated for a while until Sara Milonovich, Trish Miller and John Kirk entertained for an hour and a half or so. What a trio of musicians! I was so very much impressed! I can remember back a few years when Sara was taking fiddle lessons from my great friend Rollie Swinton.
And, finally, to round out the night - which was getting cooler and cooler in the night air - The Perkins Family band came on for the last performance of the evening. Donnie fiddled up a storm with Phyllis Perkins Ezero and her son Daniel right there with him on every note while I played rhythm guitar. The hour and a half flew by....and the show was over for the day.
My performances concluded on Saturday, so I did not catch the Sunday shows, but I'll bet they were fine, too. My sincerest thanks goes out to the Historical Society for their tireless efforts in putting together such a wonderful event.
The day was beautiful in terms of music, friendship and weather. What more could anyone ask for?