Bill Evans on the Saturday scene at the Bellevue, Washington, fest.
by Bill Evans
March 01, 2015
I was so busy teaching banjo workshops on Saturday at Wintergrass that I never made it to see any of the acts playing on one of four stages throughout the convention center. I did manage to catch up with “Mandolin for Dummies” author Don Julin and guitarist Billy Strings in the lobby in the early afternoon and we broke out our instruments and played a spur-of-the-moment version of Bill Monroe’s “Rose of Old Kentucky” just with the Hyatt Regency jam zone. The festival continues non-stop through late Sunday afternoon with performances by Mark O’Connor, Sarah Jarosz, Darol Anger’s new band Mr. Sun and many others. As for me, I’m flying back home to the Bay Area (unfortunately!).
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