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BBQ & Bluegrass at the Market


Bluegrass music gathers a crowd
My wife received a call from a friend who told her about a BBQ and bluegrass gathering down at the Farmers' Market west of the city on Saturday.

After a week of gloomy reality it was an invitation I couldn't pass up. We drove to the event (which is still in progress as I post this) and got there early so as to avoid the crowds. The musicians were warming up as we began to tour the BBQ stands.

I think one could go fill one's tummy on the number of free samples available at the various BBQ outfits. I overheard several vendors comment that they didn't expect such large crowds and worried that they might run out of pork before the lunch crowd arrives.


BBQ gathers a crowd
The Bluegrass band began playing around 11 AM and boasted members who have played with Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs.

As much as I would have liked to stay longer; two hours was enough for me and the family. So, we came home, turned on the radio to WNCW.

On the weekends WNCW features Goin' Around the Mountain which plays a lot of bluegrass. As we all found our comfortable napping areas we listened to Southern Junction play "Flying to Carolina" followed by "Gospel Medley" performed by Blueridge. As The Churchmen began "Lord It's A Hard Road Home" most of the family was asleep.

I watched the spruce boughs outside the window bend lightly in the early March breeze as the Lonesome River Band played "Tracks of My Tears." I've been thinking a lot about tears lately. I've been thinking a lot about misery as well. It seems mankind is more acquainted with misery than with happiness.


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  1. Blogger zhoen | 5:39 PM, March 11, 2006 |  

    Had "Hard Times" going through my head today, and "I'll Fly Away", so it's probably a March thing.

  2. Blogger Faith | 9:53 PM, March 11, 2006 |  

    Sounds like a great time.

  3. Blogger Patry Francis | 6:26 AM, March 12, 2006 |  

    Once again, you have me convinced that Asheville is hoarding all the fun.

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