Another fantastic festival put on by the BBU this last weekend in Framingham, Mass. It had everything a bluegrasser needs, 22 national touring bands, 20 or more regional bands, 40 plus workshops, a kids academy, probably a dozen instrument and related gear vendors and as iceing on the cake, jammers, everywhere and anywhere at anytime.
Every band seemed to be energized by the
terrific audience on hand, these folks knew how to let the musicians know how much they were appreciated. There were many standing ovations accorded, and each bands table was flooded by fans wanting to say howdy and buy CD's and in general, show them how much they loved the performance. And the excitement spread over to the showcase area where regional bands showed off their stuff to great applause. This is great exposure for these bands as there were many promoters in attendance.