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Picking in Gray, 12/30/2018
Pickin at Kosher Pickles, Johnson City, TN. 12/29/2018
Bluegrass in Gray, 12/23/2018
Bluegrass Higher Learning
"Downtown Country" performs at Jiggy Ray's, Elizabethton, TN. 12/18/2018
Ron Lane's Studio, Gray, TN. 12/16/2018
"Kosher Pickles", Johnson City. Bluegrass Jam Session, 12/15/2018
Anderson House, Blountville. 12/14/2018
Anderson House, Blountville. 12/7/2018
Down Home, Johnson City, 12/3/2018
Ron Lane's Studio, Gray, TN. 12/2/2018
Boones Creek Opry and Museum. 12/1/2018
Ron Lane's Studio, Gray, TN. 11/25/2018
Boones Creek Opry, 11/3/2018
Kosher Pickles, 11/3/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store, 11/1/2018
Lane's Studio, Gray, TN. 10/28/2018
The Anderson House, 10/26/2018
Picture by Barbara Gott.
Old Pilot Hill General Store, 10/25/2018
Ron Lane's Studio, Gray, TN. 10/21/2018
Boones Creek Museum and Opry, 10/20/2018
Bluegrass at Ron Lane's, 10/14/2018
Rheatown Bluegrass, 10/13/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store, 10/11/2018
Boones Creek Museum and Opry, 10/6/2018
Bluegrass at the Anderson House, 10/5/2018
Pickin' in Gray, 9/30/2018
Sugar Hollow Park, Family Reunion, 9/29/2018 "3rd Day Resurrection"
Blountville Bluegrass, 9/28/2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RON DUNCAN!
Old Pilot Hill General Store, 9/27/2-18
Boones Creek Opry, 9/22/2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRED WARNER!
Blountville Bluegrass, 9/21/2018
Bluff City Bluegrass, 9/18/2018
Boones Creek Museum and Opry, 9/15/2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE WARNER!
The Anderson House, Blountville, TN. 9/14/2018
The Anderson House, Blountville, TN. 9/7/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store, Bluegrass. 9/6/2018
Bluff City Bluegrass, 9/4/2018
Bluegrass in Gray, TN. 9/2/2018
Boones Creek Museum & Opry, 9/1/2018
Anderson House Bluegrass, 8/31/2018
Unicoi Log Cabin, 8/29/2018
Bluff City Bluegrass, 8/28/2018
Shindig on the Green, Asheville, NC 8/25/2018
These 4 pictures below were taken by Gordon Hoyle. Thanks, Gordon.
"Jeters & Friends", Erwin, 8/24/2018
I took these couple of photos after I put my fiddles away. We had a wonderful practice.
Boone's Creek Opry and Museum, 8/18/2018
The Red Barn, 8/16/2018
Unicoi Bluegrass, 8/15/2018
Rheatown Market, 8/11/2018
Tennessee Welcome Center, 8/11/2018
Anderson House, Blountville. 8/10/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store. 8/9/2018
Bluegrass In Bluff City, 8/7/2018
I performed with this group and played fiddle and used the tall microphone on the far left of the picture.
Lawson Family Reunion, Rogersville. 8/5/2018
Boones Creek Opry & Museum, 8/4/2018
Thanks goes to Gordon Hoyle for the photos.
Blountville Bluegrass, 8/3/2018
Jamming in Bowmantown, 8/2/2018
Bluegrass in Unicoi, 8/1/2018
Bluegrass in Gray, 7/29/2018
Bluegrass in Rheatown, 7/28/2018
Anderson House Bluegrass, 7/27/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store. 7/26/2018
Bogart - Bowman Log Cabin, Unicoi. 7/25/2018
Bluff City, 3rd Day Resurrection, 7/24/2018
Kingsport Welcome Center, 7/23/2018
3rd Day Resurrection at Hampton Christian Church, 7/22/2018
Rheatown Market, 7/21/2018
The Anderson House, Blountville. 7/20/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store, 7/19/2018
Unicoi Log Cabin Bluegrass, 7/18/2018
Bluegrass in Gray, 7/15/2018
Asheville clogger woman and young girl fiddler (Rihanna Ramsey), 7/14/2018
Shindig on the Green, Asheville, North Carolina. 7/14/2018
The Anderson House Bluegrass, 7/13/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store. 7/12/2018
Historic Log Cabin, Unicoi. 7/11/2018
Bluff City Bluegrass, 7/10/2018
Bristol, TN. 7/10/2018
The Anderson House Bluegrass Session, 7/6/2018
Old Pilot Hill General Store, Bluegrass. 7/5/2018
Bristol and Bluff City Bluegrass, 7/3/2018
Ron Lane's Studio, 7/1/2018
The Anderson House, Blountville. 6/29/2018
Unicoi Log Cabin, 6/27/2018
Bluff City Bluegrass, 6/26/2018
Sounds of Summer, Bristol, TN. 6/26/2018
Boone Creek Museum and Opry, 6/26/2018
Picking in Gray, Tennessee 6/24/2018
Rheatown Market Bluegrass, 6/23/2018
Bobby & Alice Hensley's 50th Wedding Anniversary, 6/23/2018
Pickin' at the Historical Anderson House in Blountville. 6/22/2018
"Midnight Grass" performs at the Red Barn. 6/21/2018
Below are pictures I snapped of the band that played just before "Midnight Grass" performed. I didn't hear the name of the group but the musicians were: Terry Tester, banjo and vocals; Terry Barnes, fiddle and vocals; Larry Wright, guitar and vocals; and Ronnie Campbell, electric bass guitar.
Bluff City, 6/19/2018
Blountville, Tennessee, 6/15/2018
Pickin' in Heber Springs, 6/8/2018
Tommy Smith's, 6/4/2018
Friday Night in Heber Springs, June 1st, 2018
Music Night on Panther Creek Road. 5/28/2018
Mountain View Bluegrass, 5/26/2018
Heber Springs Jam Session, 5/25/2018
Happy Birthday (belated) to Stan Caldwell, May 22nd.
Old Country & Bluegrass at Tommy Smith's, 5/21/2018
Higden Homecoming, 5/19/2018
Heber Springs Bluegrass & Old Country Jam, 5/18/2018
Mountain View Bluegrass, 5/12/2018
Heber Springs Bluegrass Jam Session, 5/11/2018
Tommy Smith's Jam Session, 5/7/2018
Mountain View Bluegrass, 5/5/2018
Heber Springs Friday Night Bluegrass, 5/4/2018
Mountain View Bluegrass, 4/28/2018
Waychoff Senior Center, Heber Springs, AR. 4/27/2018
Ron Lane's Studio, Gray, TN 4/22/2018
Rheatown Bluegrass, 4/21/2018
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.