Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bluegrass Saturday

Saturday was a fine day to spend sitting on a hillside listening to bluegrass music. We went down to Red Wing Minnesota to Hobgoblin Stoney End Music for their bluegrass festival. We were surprised that there weren't more people there but maybe there isn't as much interest in bluegrass as we think. We've been listening to Bluegrass Saturday Morning on the radio for years and one of the MC's was Phil Nusbaum the host of that show. As one would expect he didn't look like I thought that he would. But of course he sounded the same!

I have eclectic music tastes, I like a lot of different kinds of music but I have to admit that when I married the Compadre his enjoyment of twangy country music was puzzling to me. I was more of a pop/rock kind of girl back then. Somehow bluegrass is different. Maybe it's the banjo - I don't know, but it is really fun. Some of the groups did do some classic country (read Hank Williams) music and I really enjoyed it! We'll have to go again. Oh, and it was my idea to go - the Compadre wasn't sure about going. Our oldest son John went with and all in all it was a great day.

I got a lot of knitting done on the Hemlock Ring. Those last rounds are so big! I thought that I would be done by now but I'm not quite yet. Maybe today - but I've been saying that for days now. Really, I only have 1 1/2 rounds plus the edge/bind off.

Here is a picture of our favorite band of the day - the Ditch Lilies. They were so good I bought their CD.

Tomorrow I'll tell you all about my spinning wheel adventure - stay tuned!

1 comment:

Miss T said...

I'll never get the bluegrass thing, but hey, any chance to work on that beautiful Hemlock Ring is a good thing!