The annual 2008 J.D. Crowe Bluegrass Festival now in its 8th year was held in Jessamine County August 28 – 30th. It is held on a 111-acre farm in Wilmore, Kentucky.
J.D. Crowe was born and raised in Lexington, Ky. He started playing banjo at age 13. J.D. was one of the most influential progressive bluegrass musicians of the 70s. Crowe along with his band, New South, has been a fixture on the bluegrass scene for years.
Bob’s granddaughter was performing with a group on Saturday morning. We had tickets and arrived a little before they were brought out on stage. Cynthia plays fiddle and violin.
Cynthia (Bob’s granddaughter in pink shirt and jeans)
We found some good seats under a big tent along with Ruth and Eric, his daughter and son-in-law.
There was some good old bluegrass music and lots of picking and grinning.
Susan and Ruth (Bob’s daughters) talking with Dad
Bob’s son, Bobby (father of Cynthia)
Eric (Ruth’s husband) with Susan
Cynthia’s brother, Justin, enjoying the show!
Cynthia’s mom, Marie, was behind the curtain being a stage mother when the pictures were taken.
We were all very proud of Cynthia and her fiddle playing and Bob and I enjoyed our time with his children and grandchildren.
Besides a jam packed musical lineup, there was a vintage car display, arts and craft show, and a cornhole tournament.
It was a very hot day with temperatures in the 90s. Bob and I left after a few hours to come home and relax in the air conditioning, play some gin rummy, and watch the movie, The Last King of Scotland with Forest Whitaker.
The first song that plays on my playlist while you are reading my blog is J.D. Crowe and his band.
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