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Peach Blossom ’08 review

April 7, 2008

We debuted “Bucket Full Of Rain” last night, and the crowd enjoyed our set.  It’s always good to play the PeachBlossom because we get our set list in order for the spring, and it’s a good barometer of where we are as a band at the beginning of “bluegrass season”.  It was an interesting night at the 32nd Annual PeachBlossom Festival.  It’s such a worthy cause and we are big fans of WRFG, and the festival has a very solid line-up of bands, but the festival itself is in serious need of a marketing plan.  I felt bad for the crew, because the main attraction, the headline act, Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain, were not able to make it due to weather.  (They’ve graciously offered to do a show at a future date, so I’m looking forward to seeing them.)  There couldn’t have been more than 150 people there.  Marc and all the hosts are great people, were very gracious and kind to us, and we had a good time, but every year we’ve been there it has dwindled.   The Atlanta Bluegrass community needs to get behind this thing or it will die.  We got a lot of nice comments on our music, and it was good to see some familiar faces, but it is sad to see this event struggle, and I really hope the festival survives. It can be fixed with the right tweaks, but right now, it’s got one foot in the grave.  We need to support this cause! Thanks to Judi, Mo, Kyle, Kat, Kacy, Kali, Kyler, Drew, Bruce, and our families for making the trek and coming out. 

One highlight for me was hearing Johnny Roquemore and the Apostles of Bluegrass.  I had never seen or heard them before, but it won’t be the last time I do.  They were fabulous!  Three guys that really put on a show, and Johnny has a great lead-vocals voice. Very nice harmonies and song selection, too. I’m looking forward to seeing them again, and I hope you’ll check them out too, if you haven’t already. 

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