Pictures from Temple Hill Bluegrass Jam of February 3rd, 2012
here are a few that were selected out to share the fun we all had. Hope you enjoy!
The band is comprised of Vernon Story on guitar and lead vocals; his son James on lead guitar and mandolin and vocals; Gary Laws on bass and vocals; and Tim Decker on banjo and high tenor vocals. They are a well-polished, excellent band. If you get a chance to hear them, go for it!
Wade & Shirley Ledford's
Bluegrass Night at the Unicoi Christian Church
Here are some pictures taken by Mary while we were enjoying the festivities at the Unicoi Christian Church. The event takes place each Thursday night and is the relocated equivalent of The Red Barn festivities that Burl Mast sponsors each Thursday. When winter comes, Burl moves his music activities to the fellowship hall of the Unicoi Christian Church.
Friday Nights at Temple Hill
Here are a couple of photos taken by Mary when we were at the Friday night Bluegrass party at Temple Hill on January 13th.
Monday Nights at Elizabethton.
Bluegrass New Year's Party in Temple Hill, TN.
_Hunter Berry, fiddler for Rhonda Vincent and The Rage showed up with Rhonda's daughters, Sally (Hunter's wife) and Tensel Sandker (Sally's sister), (they make up the band "Next Best Thing") and some other really good pickers like Brent Burke who has toured in a fill-in position for about three years with Rhonda but now is on the road full time with her. He's an amazing reso-guitar player. Haley Stiltner plays banjo with them. She attends ETSU Bluegrass programs in Johnson City, just up the road. Dan Boner played guitar, including some really hot licks and sang baritone vocals. So, all in all it was Dan Boner and Sally Berry on guitars, Tensel Sandker on standup bass, Hunter on fiddle, Brent Burke on resonator guitar and Haley Stiltner on banjo. Later in the show, 7 year old Carson Peters joined the band for a couple of tunes. Carson is flat out amazing! What a treat to have these accomplished, talented, professionals show up and play for an hour. There are a few pictures of the event mixed in with other performers of the evening, too.