A two-time nominee for the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association Event of the Year, the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival’s 17th annual edition takes place June 22 – 25, 2017 at the Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds in Tunbridge, VT! Welcoming bluegrass legends like Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, the Gibson Brothers and Dale Ann Bradley, Jenny Brook is an opportunity to get away from the hassles of everyday life and enjoy good, honest traditional music in a beautiful rustic setting (lineup). We wanted to give a quick look at all of the things that make Jenny Brook such a special place for the whole family to enjoy the sounds while camping out among some of the friendliest people from the Northeast and miles around!
The Artists’ Stage
The festival is a world to itself, featuring great music and communal fun from morning to night. Besides the outdoor Main Stage, we’re pleased to announce the return of the intimate Artists’ Stage on Friday and Saturday (June 24 – 25). On the Artists’ Stage, some of the top bluegrass musicians in the country, including Eric Gibson and David Parmley, give talks and demonstrations about their instruments and craft. Each showcase is an opportunity to absorb their musical insights and enjoy one-of-a-kind up-close performances.
"Harkening back to the good ol' days when families used to gather around the "wireless" radio for entertainment, Bill and the Belles' genuine warmth, humor and musicality make everything old new again, right down to their button-top shoes. Their spot-on harmony vocals, well-researched novelty material and top-notch instrumentals deliver a well-paced show that makes us remember why we love this music so much. - Betsy Rome
"Bill and the Belles bring early country music off the porch, into the parlor, and gussy it up with a string of pearls. Sparkling harmonies and soulful instrumentation wrapped up in the warmth of humor deliver an authentically classic show that delights like a visit with an old friend." - Joan Harrison
Hard to choose just ONE video, so why don't you listen to all of them and see why this concert is a MUST!! Now head on over to YouTube and search for more Bill & The Belles videos!!!
For those of you who remember, the fiddler Kalia Yeagle was a student at Vassar College when we first heard her incredible voice and fiddling. She was immediately swallowed up by various local bands before her graduation. So, it is with great excitement that were are able to snare Kalia and her newest project, Bill & The Belles, for a rousing and fun-filled concert!!!
Tony Trischka is not only considered one of the most innovative of banjo players in the world, but he is one of its most respected and sought after banjo educators. He has received all sorts of accolades and awards such as the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)'s Banjo Player of the Year in 2007. His work with Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular was awarded IBMA Musical Event of the Year. He also can claim Grammy nominations, and the United States Artists Friends Fellow Award just to name a few other honors to his name.
The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.
"Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels..." - NPR's Mountain Stage
“‘End of the World Again’ [is] quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs of homecoming ever written.” - The Bluegrass Situation
“These men don't rely on clichés, but they do have their feet steady in the firmament of sophisticated folk music. Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams would be proud of their word play, their ambitious colorful language in their story... The Steel Wheels should be enjoyed because they sound like no one else in roots music.” - No Depression
|When:||Saturday, March 18 @ 7:30pm|
|Where:||42 Haggerty Hill Road, Rhinebeck, NY|
A Bluegrass -Flavored duet who remembers the old-country sound
This month we offer an extraordinary example of brother-style harmony singing. Trust us, if you like beautiful traditional songs sung absolutely beautifully....this concert is made for you!!!