Down the Garden Path
Song - Artist - Album
Toys for Nate - If, Bwana (Al Margolis) - Red One
Yesterday, I posted a bit about four upcoming BG festivals held each year in CT. Today, my topic is a one-day event which will feature Bluegrass gospel music whose organizer is someone with a WHUS connection. Myrna Riquier produced the "Bluegrass Cafe" for several years, and was a very dedicated WHUS staff member. When she "retired" from WHUS, though, she knew she had more than enough other projects and interests to occupy her time. Last year, Myrna put together a one-day tribute to Sam Tidwell, one of the 200 or so recognized "Pioneers of Bluegrass" (so recognized at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY). Sam's tribute event drew folks from all over New England, and it was a great day filled with fine music in honor of a one-of-a-kind Bluegrass character.
This year, Myrna has organized a similar event, but the focus of this one will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Covenant Soup Kitchen & Emergency Food Pantry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Willimantic. No admission will be charged to this all-day event which is called BLUEGRASS FOR FOOD and will be held at the Sterling Park Campground in Sterling (now also known as "Sterling KOA") on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Music starts at 11AM and will end about 7PM. In lieu of an admission "fee," attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Covenant Soup Kitchen.
Bands performing include: Breakheart Hill, the Jesse Lee Singers, the Eight Mile River Band, Crossover, Monadnock Bluegrass, Nick Anderson & the Gospel Friends, the Gallagher Family Band, and Sam Tidwell & Friends.
The Sterling Park Campground is located at 177 Gibson Hill Road in Sterling, CT. For camping information, please call the campground at (860)564-8887, or click here. Music will start at 11AM and run until about 7PM.
For more information about the show itself, call (860)455-9400 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In doing the radio show over the years, Jim and I have discovered that there aren't too many folks who don't enjoy Bluegrass gospel music. By listener suggestion, we expanded the gospel set we play at the end of each show from about 15 minutes to 30 minutes, and informal studies have told us that particular segment of the show is the most popular one. Take a trip to Sterling on June 13th -- rain or shine -- and hear some fine Bluegrass gospel live and in person...and don't forget to bring some food to donate!