It is that time of year again, Albino Skunk Music Festival! This is the spring festival (rather FEST---TUU-- VAAAAAAAAALL) for Albino Skunk. You might remember we have gone a few other times, each one a wonderful experience. I didn't post the first one (for some reason!?!) and the second time we went the post is here. As in the past, the directional signs were professionally done and easy to read.
This is Mr. Albino Skunk.
Music is what we are here for!!
We went on Friday, music started about 2:00 PM. First up was Darby Wilcox and her band....called Darby and the Peepshow. Darby is a local gal from Greenville, SC. I would call her singing sassy and spunky. Great band to open the festival.
Some random folks enjoying the festival. It was a beautiful day.
After Darby was a band called Brushfire Stankgrass from Asheville. They claim it isn't bluegrass, but stankgrass. According to their website stankgrass is mixing their bluegrass chops with a pinch of jazz, reggae, rock and punk.
The venue is comfortable under mature oaks on nicely sloping land making for a great view of the bandstand. On the backside of the stage area is the camping area. Behind the camera are the vendors, the kid's area, food and drinks, and the merchandise table.
The band we were looking forward to seeing was next. Hurray for the Riff Raff is great. A folk/country band from New Orleans is their description, but only scratches the surface of the band. Lead singer and songwriter is Alynda lee Segarra. Her voice is amazing.
After Hurray for the Riff Raff came Rayna Gellert and Scott Miller. I enjoyed Rayna's smile...and her singing and her fiddle playing ...but boy -- great smile. Scott Miller, songwriter from Virginia/Tennessee, had a lot of fun narrative to go along with his music. Love his song 'Lo Siento Spanishburg West Virginia'
The Brushfire Stankgrass guys came back for another set around dinner time.
A repeat to the Albino Skunk Music Festival was next-- Town Mountain, a bluegrass band. Great musicianship with these guys. The finale for their set was Orange Blossom Special....out of this world.
Town Mountain finished about 10:30 PM and we decided it was time to head home even though there was more music to be played. Looking forward to the fall festival...not sure who is coming yet but I know it will be a great time. The Albino Skunk Music Festival goes for a couple days, but we had other plans for Saturday.
Saturday found us heading to one of our other music spots...Newberry Opera House to see Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Last year we saw Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder perform their bluegrass show. This year they combined bluegrass and country, pure bluegrass has no drums, usually just mandolin, banjo, fiddle and guitar. Look at Ricky's hand....he is an outstanding mandolin player.
This is the full set when additional players came out for the country numbers. What a great library of hits.
Oh, did I mention Chocolate? Well this is the best chocolate money can buy.... plain and simple. (this is a lovely surprise from my husband)
Coming up in May is a concert I am really excited about....Carolina Chocolate Drops!! We will see them at the Handlebar in Greenville. We saw them last July at the Handlebar and look forward to seeing them again!!
It has been and will continue to be a musical spring.
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