Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance 2017

I attended the fall edition of the 2017 Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance. Nestled in the countryside of Chatham County, this festival always has an unique charm year after year.

With over a dozen performers, yoga sessions, various food options, and a 24/7 coffee barn for coffee aficionados, the festival has a lot to offer.

 

Thank you to everyone at Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance for putting a fun, safe, and entertaining festival.

 

 

2017 IBMA World of Bluegrass – Raleigh, North Carolina

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) arrived to Raleigh this week. I was excited to cover my fourth IBMA Business Conference and Bluegrass Ramble.

The two bands I covered this year included Front Country and Nefesh Mountain. Both bands have a distinct bluegrass sound with influences from rock, folk, and indie.

 

Front Country

The band stopped by in front of the Sir Walter Statue at the Raleigh Convention Center. All the way from San Francisco, California, Front Country is nominated for an “Emerging Artist” award.

 

Nefesh Mountain

I stopped by the Bluegrass Ramble at Kings to watch Nefesh Mountain’s inspiring set.

 

Thank you to both bands and the IBMA for making the IBMA World of Bluegrass a fun event every year in Raleigh, North Carolina.