Blueberry Bluegrass festival 2018 preview

My brief preview of this coming August’s Blueberry Bluegrass festival, held annually in beautiful Stony Plain, Alberta- the first ‘big town’ I ever visited. It’s true- as a pre-schooler, I remember visiting Stony Plain to watch my big cousin play basketball in the high school gym, attend the Farmers’ Day pancake breakfast, and have a… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass festival 2018 preview

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Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival, 2017

It isn’t often you get to reinvent yourself after 31 years, but that is what Blueberry Bluegrass needed and was able to achieve during their 2017 event, August 4-6.  Held in Stony Plain, Alberta, the Society celebrated their 32nd edition by pulling out all the stops to even hold the event. The current organizing committee… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival, 2017

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The Earls of Leicester- Rattle & Roar review

The Earls of Leicester Rattle & Roar Rounder Records Before most North Americans had heard of Premier League champions Leicester City, bluegrass fans well knew how to pronounce the name of the East Midlands municipality. That’s a result of Jerry Douglas’ brilliant, timely idea: celebrate the ongoing influence of Earl Scruggs (that’s the Earl) and… Continue reading The Earls of Leicester- Rattle & Roar review

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Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival July 31-August 2, 2015

Western Canada’s and most likely Canada’s largest bluegrass festival celebrates its 30th edition later this month with a roster that includes Hot Rize, the Seldom Scene, the Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, and several Alberta acts. Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I advance the show and speak… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival July 31-August 2, 2015

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Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival 2014 August 03

The incredibly successful 29th annual Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival concluded with a spectacular day of music on August 3 at Stony Plain, AB. I attended only the final day of the of the three-day set, and found no end to the elements that impressed. The Society put together a very strong bluegrass… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival 2014 August 03

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Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, Stony Plain, AB August 2-4, 2013

I truly became a bluegrass music fan while attending the Blueberry Bluegrass fest in the late ’90s; while I had heard the music before, it was on those often wet, occasionally sunny August long weekends beginning in 1997 that my appreciation for the music was extended and solidified. I attended the festival faithfully for six… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, Stony Plain, AB August 2-4, 2013

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Blueberry Bluegrass 2012…and post 500!

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass (http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=912) I’ve advanced the forthcoming Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival to be held at Stony Plain Aug.3-5, 2012. Blue Highway, The Gibson Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, and others appear over the course of three days. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald

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