Since the mid ‘60s, the bluegrass festival both saved and indeed enabled the music to prosper. The combination of a several day-long picking session, band watching, trading and socialising was the winning formula that created and extended careers as well as establishing a world-wide movement.
With changing economic times, an ageing population and the need to stay competitive with all the other forms of entertainment now pulling at people, a new type of festival has slowly been becoming more prevalent within the genre. It is the festival devoted to skill advancement. During September this year, I will be attending two of these – one as a participant and one as an instructor. Continue reading “Bluegrass Camps – the Next Wave of Bluegrass Festivals”