3 Words: Albino. Skunk. Festival.

March 27, 2013

Back in the single days in our crappy little apartment, my roomie Bruce and I made up our own little  ‘game’ of stringing three non-sensical words together to make a phrase.  The more incongruous the better:   Burlap category knob… Whispering shit pencil…gelatin ligament stink…you get the idea.  You then had to use it in a sentence.   Guess you had to be there. Made sense to us at the time. Lotta beer involved in a game like that.  We played it almost nightly.  Couldn’t seem to get anyone else as interested in our game as we were.  Hmmph.

Looks like some kindred spirits in Greer, South Cackalacky musta been eaves dropping on our game.  They came up with the Albino Skunk Festival.  Three incongruous words that don’t go together.  Lemme see if I can use it in a sentence….”The DejaBlue Grass Band will play the Albino Skunk Festival in Greer, SC.”    And we will do it Saturday, April 13th at 6:45.

Word is that someone at one point thought they saw an albino skunk on the property, but I think they musta been playing our game.   Our kinda peeps.  We never made a festival out of our idea, but these boys did, and that’s just as fine as it can be.

Camping, jamming, dancing, hanging with a KILLER selection of bands .  including Col. Bruce Hampton, Lake Street Dive, and Scott Miller among others.  What’s not to like?  You should join us.  Get there early.  We’re heading up Friday afternoon to stake out a spot and get settled.  You’ll see us fireside with a cold beer in one hand and an instrument in the other.  Come Join us!


P.S. Check this out from one of the Albino Skunk Fest bands,  Lake Street Dive….Three Words:  Serious. Music. Love!

Lake Street Dive “I Want You Back”



  1. Grand time coming for the lucky skunk music goers. Wish we were one of them and thanks for the link to Lake Street Drive.

  2. Hey guys,
    I live 1/4 mile down the road from the Skunk Festival. I was in the back yard and heard your rendition of Cheap Tricks’ ” I want you to Want Me”. I Told my 7 year old to come here this. He said he wanted to see who it was ( he is a Cheap Trick fan) . We walked over and saw your bus, caught the last couple of songs and
    Had some good daddy/ son time. He now wants a mandolin. Thanks for Planting the seed. You guys were awesome. We are now fans of Deja Bluegrass Band.

    Eric and O’Keefe Thompson

    • Wow, Eric. Thank you for taking time to reach out to us with your kind words! What a wonderful note to get upon our return from ABS…and what a festival! Most of the guys in the band have children around your son’s age so we are especially in tune with magic musical moments between a father and son. So glad you came down to join us and hope you will join us again for DjBGB Show. Would love to meet you and O’Keefe in person. Or better still, get that fine young man a mandolin and y’all come jam with us! Take care, and thank you again for your kind note!

      Best regards,

      On behalf of Joey, Mark, Todd, & Keith
      Rutland Walker
      DejaBlue Grass Band

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