Blountville Bluegrass, 4/20/2018
Ramblin' Through Kingsport, 4/18/2018
A telephone call previous to starting out on the trip to Kingsport assured us that the Appalachian Mountain Music Museum would be open 'til 6:00 p.m. We arrived at 5:00 p.m. and they were closed tighter than a banjo head. It'll be quite a while before I have the chance to visit Kingsport again, but when I do, I'll try to visit the Museum again, hoping of course that they'll be open.
We stopped in at "Tennessee Sounds", an acoustic music store and visited with the owner, Vic Jenkins. While there, he played the banjo for us and sang a song. I tried out a handful of fiddles and bows and played a couple of the banjos. Vic is a very nice person and we enjoyed our visit with him.
While in Kingsport, we decided to visit the "Gypsy Circus", a cidery where our good friends Corey Jeter and J. C. Radford (both well known songwriters) were performing.
Wednesday nights are "Open Microphone" nights at "The Woodstone" in Kingsport. Here, we met singer/songwriter, Pete Salstrom, a very talented man originally from the Chicago area.
"Midnight Grass" performs for a private party in Bristol, Tennessee. 4/17/2018
Bluegrass at Ron Lane's Studio, 4/15/2018
Bluegrass in Rheatown, 4/14/2018
Bluegrass at the Moose Lodge, 4/13/2018
"Midnight Grass" at the Moose, Johnson City, TN. Rick Guinn, banjo; Jeff Webb, guitar; Gary Taylor, upright bass, vocals; Troy Bennett, guitar and vocals; Jerry Sams, guitar and vocals; and yours truly, fiddle.
Old Pilot Hill General Store. Bluegrass Night, 4/12/2018
Bluff City Bluegrass, 4/10/18
Eastern Tennessee Guitar Show, Erwin, TN. 4/7/18
Anderson House, Blountville. 4/6/18
Old Pilot Hill General Store Bluegrass Session. 4/5/18
Bluff City, 4/3/2018
Below is a picture I took before we all started picking. There were many more musicians who showed up a little later and filled the rooms with Bluegrass.
Rheatown Bluegrass Jam Session, 3/31/18
The picture below was taken by Gordon Hoyle. Musicians, left-to-right are: Ron Duncan, Dale Shelton, Claude Smith, Andrew Marshall, yours truly, and Bill Mc Clain.
Anderson House, Blountville. 3/30/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store, Philadelphia. 3/29/2018
Bluegrass at the Log Cabin in Unicoi, 3/28/18
Bluff City Bluegrass. 3/27/18
"Downtown Country" at Ziggy Rays, Elizabethton. 3/27/18
Ron Lane's Studio, Gray, Tennessee, 3/25/18
Arriving in Eastern Tennessee, March 23, 2018
Photos below were taken just outside of Greeneville heading towards Erwin. This is one of thousands of my favorite views.
Southridge Nursing Home, Heber Springs, AR. 3/20/18
Heber Springs Jam Session, March 16, 2018
Panther Creek Jam Session, March 12, 2018
Heber Springs Jam Session, March 9, 2018
Waychoff's Senior Center, March 9, 2018
Tommy Smith's, March 5th, 2018
Pickin' in Heber Springs March 2, 2018
Bluegrass & Old Country at Tommy's, February 26, 2018
Bluegrass & Old Country at Tommy Smith's. February 19, 2018
Heber Springs Bluegrass Jam Session, February 9th, 2018
Waychoff Senior Center, Heber Springs, AR. 02/09/2018
Here, "The Sugarloafers" are getting ready to perform at the Waychoff Senior Center on the morning of February 9th, 2018. I recently joined the band and play fiddle for them.
Bluegrass at the Majewski's, Heber Springs, AR. 1/31/2018
Joe Jakonczuk, (owner of Arkansas Banjo Company) banjo; Terry Majewski, (owner of Crystal Forest Guitar Works) guitar; and Stan Caldwell, (performing with a Crystal Forest guitar) guitar and vocals. I played fiddle and took the photos.
Panther Creek Jam Session, January 29, 2018
Heber Springs, Arkansas Bluegrass, January 26, 2018
Pickin' Party in Gray, TN. 01/21/18
"Midnight Grass" Performs at Erwin Birthday Party, 01/20/18
Rheatown Market Bluegrass Jam Session, 01/20/18
Anderson Historic House Bluegrass Jam. 1/12/2018
Bluegrass Pickin' Party, Bob & Alice Hensley's. January 11, 2018
The two pictures below were taken by Gordon Hoyle. Thanks, Gordon.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2018
I want to thank all of my friends and fans for their continued support, emails and friendship from such places as the United States, Egypt, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Denmark, The United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, Mexico, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, The Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa, India, Saigon, Malaysia, Spain, New Zealand, Ireland, Iceland, Islensku, Kuwait, Israel, Romania, Sweden, Norway and Finland.