I spent the last week at a bluegrass festival here in North Carolina. One of the advantages of living near Appalachia is the easy access to such festivals. More than just the music, a bluegrass festival is a holistic cultural experience, an expression of Southern folkways and values. I like what the dean of our seminary (Union-Charlotte) told me, “What I love about bluegrass festivals, even more than the music, is the people who attend bluegrass festivals.”
Here is a little dose of bluegrass from Sierra Hull, the most acclaimed mandolin player to emerge in the last decade:
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