18 July 2015
Today I played my first bluegrass festival! It was the 1st annual bluegrass festival in Jamestown, TN and while it didn’t have a huge crowd, I still had a great time on stage (and off) with The Banjocats. I love playing music with Michael and Jennifer McLain and also with Corinna Logston and other amazing fiddle players they have brought along. We played on a cute little bandstand that was decorated with homemade cutouts of bluegrass instruments and hanging potted plants. We played two one hour sets (one at 1pm and the other at 6pm) so it made for a long day, but we were treated to “Grandma’s World Famous Chicken Dumplin’s and fixin’s” and were able to hide out in the fairground office house while we let a little storm pass. We also had fun watching Corinna’s husband play in the mandolin, guitar, fiddle and banjo competitions. He had come along and entered the competitions to keep himself occupied. He was pretty successful and left with $175! All in all, it was a good day. I always enjoy spending time with Michael, Jennifer and Corinna.