Black Betty and I managed to see an unbelievable amount of live music in 2009. Each and everyone of these groups brought joy to my heart and boogie to my hips. We also had the good fortune to attend several festivals, including, Suwanee Springfest, The French Broad River Fest, Music Camp, Bele Chere, (we made a brief foray into Floydfest) Bristol Rhythm and Roots, and MagnoliaFest. Not to even mention that we celebrated Easter Sunday with The Dead at the Greensboro Coliseum!
Here's a list of some of the bands we saw in 2009:
Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Acoustic Syndicate, David Via, Mad Tea Party, Blueground Undergrass, David Bromberg, The Overtakers, The Dead, Emmitt Nershi Band, Mike and Ruthy,The Duhks, Donna the Buffalo, Tornado Rider, The Lee Boys, The Traveling McCourys, Jim Lauderdale, The Gourds, Seth Walker, Roy Bookbinder, Shannon Whitworth, Dread Clampitt, The Infamous Stringdusters, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Rev. Horton Heat, Rosie Ledet, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Belleville Outfit, Casey Driesen, Railroad Earth, Peter Rowan, Mac Arnold, Ras Alan, Spiral, Vince Herman, Eliza Lynn, Cornmeal, Blue Rags, Dickie Betts, Greensky Bluegrass, Town Mountain, Golden Ticket, Ralph Rodenberry, The Hackensaw Boys, Billy and Jeni, Sam Quinn and Japan Ten, The Steel Drivers, Paleface, Scythian, The New Familiars, Songs from the Road Band, Vince Herman, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Trampled by Turtles, Guy Clark, and many others. Wow!
Here's to a great 2010, hope the music never stops.
Keep on dancin' thru the daylight, Greet the mornin' air with song No ones's noticed, but the band's all pack and gone. Was it ever there at all? But they keep on dancin' C'mon children, C'mon children, Come on clap your hands Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday, And the corn's a bumper crop And the fields are full of dancin' Full of singin' and romancin' The music never stopped. -Barlow/Weir