The Armuchee Bluegrass Festival has thrived for more than 20 years. It’s about as down home as you can get. A covered dish dinner on Thursday, bring as side and your welcome. Lot’s of jamming.
These guys cobbled together a group a week before the festival. They got the audience on their feet.
Timothy, far right, a 15 year-old classically trained violin player, has been learning to play fiddle with this bluegrass group. At the end of the set the crowd went wild! I suspect this is the first time an African-American has stepped foot on the Armuchee Saddle Club property. What a moment.
The crowd went wild. Timothy just blew their socks off. Everybody got off of the church pews.
Kelly, guitar player with the group, wanted his picture taken with this Martin guitar. It’s old, old. The patina, the sound and the age are what drew him to this instrument. He thinks it was built in the 30’s or 40’s. Just to have your picture made with this axe.
Don’t believe everything you read. Just don’t hit the road after jamming unless you can blow 0.0
Start them early and they’ll learn to love Bluegrass
Some of the bands are big enough to have a bus. It ain’t rock n’ roll but they like it.
*This is a festival I have attended for the past four years and chances are you will see more about this place in the future. Labor Day is the next time these folks gather. Perhaps you will have a chance to see some more.