Its that time of year
when you Bluegrassers are all tuned-up for the start of yet another festival
season having spent the winter indoors arranging your vacation days accordingly. The
festival promoters in the northeast have also been hard at work arranging the talent for
your particular favorite weekends. Familiar performers, as well as a few new faces, will
be appearing on the Bluegrass circuit this year. For those of your who havent made
your final plans as yet, heres a list of 1998 Connecticut festivals and contests
with contact information.
May 29-31 21st annual Strawberry Park Bluegrass
Festival, Preston, CT. 860-886-1944.
June 5-7 8th annual Sterling Park Bluegrass
Festival, Sterling, CT. 860-564-8777.
July 3-5 Mineral Springs Foot Stompin Festival, Stafford
Springs, CT. 860-684-2993.
July 24-25 3rd annual Podunk Bluegrass Festival,
East Hartford, CT. 860-282-7577. Note: Live Broadcast on WWUH, Saturday, 7/25/98
August 14-16 10th annual CT. River Valley Bluegrass Festival,
Moodus, CT. 860-347-5007.
Thats what is going down in CT. This
summer. Try to support these events by attending s many as possible. Dont forget the
fact that you can volunteer your services at some of these venues in exchange for weekend
camping, etc. Just give them a call and find out how you can help.
Bluegrass on the Internet
In the past couple of years Bluegrass sites on
the Internet have progressed to the point where there are now some extremely helpful and
complete websites. Many of these include multiple links to a huge number of music-related
services, performers, associations, live radio, live Bluegrass concerts and much, much
more. Many of the Bluegrass internet sites continue to improve their capabilities and
content on a regular basis.
For Bluegrass fans in New England I suggest you make your first
"visit" online to "Barb Dietrichs Handy Bluegrass Links" at:
www.tiac.net/users/jmmiller/ where you will find up-to-date Bluegrass information and many
additional Bluegrass links at this award winning site.
You folks who are online will find the following list of
Bluegrass websites helpful and entertaining. Ive also included other music-related
sites which give you access to a variety of non-Bluegrass subjects which you may find of
interest. Feel free to inform me of any additional Bluegrass websites, homepages, etc that
you may find. Im especially interested in any performers homepages, as I will
list them in the next installment of "State of the Bluegrass." You may e-mail me
personally at: Klbgrass@aol.com or here at the
station. Youll find our address listed on the Rollcall page at the front of this
WWUH Program Guide. Here are some additional sites of interest. Surf away....
A multitude of links:
Internet Bluegrass Magazine: http://www.iBluegrass.com
The Bluegrass Connection: http://www.gotech.com
Live concerts from Station Inn, Nashville, TN: http://www.bluegrassradio.com
International Bluegrass Association (IBMA): http://www.ibma.org
Bluegrass website from Estonia: http://bgr.ee/links/
Bluegrass song lyrics from Japanese BG fans:
Civil War songs (non BG, but interesting): http://www.erols.com/kfraser/
Next issue: sites for performers, magazines, record labels, music mail
order, and more.
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