Thursday, April 26, 2012
Although this summertime festival didn't actually happen in Blacksburg, I know a that a heck of a lot of us where there!
One of my personal memories of being there was watching a blitzed hippie fall into a roaring campfire and rolled on out of it seemingly unscathed. There was so much music that I doubt all of us got to see all the acts that showed up. Those that did show up were:
Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Vassar Clements, Ry Cooder, John Hartford, Osborne Brothers, The Rowans, John Prine, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Doc & Merle Watson, The Dillards, Hickory Wind, New Grass Revival, David Bromberg, Red, White and Bluegrass, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Papa John Creach, Eric Weisberg and Deliverance, Star Spangled Washboard Band, Grass On The Rocks, Good Ol' Boys and Joe and Bing.
3 Days of Fun and Music, all 23 bands for only $12.00!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
If you were heading west toward town, and passed the hospital and Scotty's, you could continue on the bypass or veer to the right to go downtown ..... in which case this simple wooden sign was there to greet you.
I really miss seeing this sign. It always made me feel like I was coming home.