They’re known for their clever songwriting, eccentric mixture of folk music, post-apocalyptic themes, old time religion, tight vocal harmonies, and on-stage synergy. If you like your bluegrass served up dark and passionate with a side of blood, you won’t want to miss Athens, Georgia’s Packway Handle Band, who’ll be appearing live. We’ll also be featuring new tunes from Larry Sparks, Old Buck, Mike Scott, and Doyle Lawson.
They’re symbolically huge, larger than life. Their images instantly take us back to the good old days, when the Yankees won the pennant and Germany lost the war. They’re as bluegrassy as spring ties, Martin D-28s, and G runs. With the invaluable guidance of Pam Gadd, the Hot Mud Family, and Old Crow Medicine show, we’ll be looking at more wagon tracks, along with wagon lines, wagon wheels, wagon yards, wagon masters, and wagoners lads.
It could be a freight car, a mobile theatre on which theatrical scenery is built, a British car parts company, a type of automobile, a village in Maura County, New Mexico, or a Japanese musical instrument. Or, it could be a four-wheeled vehicle, pulled by horses, mules, and oxen, that carries goods, supplies and people. Something that used to be a common sight in bluegrassland before Henry Ford changed everything. We’ll be looking at lumber wagons, sin wagons, toy wagons, delivery wagons, one-horse wagons, steel wagons, southern wagons, covered wagons, chuck wagons, bandwagons, meat wagons, and love wagons.
With seemingly endless new ideas, ferocious string bends, hypnotic rhythms, and unconventional chord choices, he’s transformed the guitar into a weapon of impeccable taste, pulling off seemingly impossible musical feats, some of which are undoubtably illegal in many countries. He’s one of Nashville’s most in-demand session musicians, former member of New Grass Revival, and a stylist whose rock n roll sensibilities introduced a whole new way of thinking about the guitar and its place in the acoustic ensemble. Pat Flynn will be appearing live.