Live Album

"Wolf Creek Pass," w/special guests

“Wolf Creek Pass,” w/special guests

Canada Day in Tennessee, 2013

Canada Day in Tennessee, 2013

Yes it’s a holiday, but I was still determined to make my weekly deadline (otherwise I’d have an angry web developer on my hands, and that’s never good).

Monday, after returning from Red White & Bluegrass in Morganton, NC, we had a Canada Day celebration with family, friends and Canadian transplants in Arrington, TN (see photos). Switching gears for July 4h, I removed my “Hockey Night in Canada” T-shirt, and am now wearing red white and blue, including red white and blue Chicago Cubs socks (photo unavailable).

We have an event coming up next weekend, July 12th and 13th, that we’re really excited about. We’ll be recording tracks for a live album at The Old Feed Store, in Cobden, IL. We decided to make a 2-day mini-festival out of it: The Bankesters will perform both nights, and we’ll have special guests for our shows both nights, including Emily and Alysha Bankester and Sally Jones. We’d love to have you come be part of the live recording and enjoy the weekend with us.

No video again this week, but we do have a nice photo from Red White & Bluegrass during a performance of “Wolf Creek Pass,” with special guests, Emily and Alysha Bankester and Joanna Jones.

This week’s column in Bluegrass Today explores the fine points of really boring and/or pointless road stories.

Truegrass for July 5th will kick off with “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as played by the Country Gentlemen in honor of it being the day after Independence Day (Independence Boxing Day?). We’ll celebrate the birthday of Byron Berline in the third hour of the show. Sirius XM 61, Friday 3-6PM, Sunday, 6-9PM, eastern time.

Happy July 4th!