IBMA After Hours Showcases 2006
We saw several old friends and learned about many bands that were new to us during the After Hours Showcases.
Chris Thile's How to Grow a Band at the Sugar Hill After Hours Showcase
Left to right: Chris Eldridge (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Jesse Cobb (mandolin), Travis Book (bass), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Andy hall (resophonic guitar)
Chris Eldridge playing his 1952 Martin D28. Chris is Ben Eldridge's son.
At the Mike Green and Associates after hours showcase we saw the Laurie Lewis Trio (Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum and Todd Phillips):
At the Colorado Case Company after hours showcase we saw:
Left to right: Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle), Graham Sharp (banjo),
Mike Guggino playing his Kimble mandolin
At the Bluegrass Virginia after hours showcase we saw:
Left to right: Thomas Wywrot (banjo), Ashby Frank (mandolin), Alecia Nugent (vocals), (bass), Andy Falco (guitar)
Thomas Wywrot has gone over to the "dark side" playing banjo <g>. We first heard Thomas playing outstanding leads on his Proulx guitar with the Boohers Family. Thomas is a great banjo player too!
Ashby Frank playing his Randy Wood mandolin
Andy Falco plays some blistering leads on his old Martin D28
At the Proulx Guitars and Mandolins after hours showcase we saw the Flatpicking Showdown:
Left to right: Bull Harmon, Matt Arcara, Allen Shadd...
Left to right: Allen Shadd, David Grier, Tim Stafford, Bryan Sutton
Bull Harmon playing his Proulx
2006 Winfield Flatpicking Champion Matt Arcara playing his prize Collings Winfield
1997 Winfield Flatpicking Champion Allen Shadd playing his 1997 Winfield prize Collings D2H, Allen captured 2nd place at Winfield this year!
David Grier playing his 1949(?) Martin D28
Tim Stafford playing his Proulx
Bryan Sutton playing his 1940's herringbone Martin D28
At the Proulx Guitars and Mandolins after hours showcase we also saw:
Left to right: John Showman (fiddle), Andrew Collins (mandolin), (bass), Chris Coole (guitar), Chris Quinn (banjo)
At the Kimble Mandolins after hours showcase we saw the mandolin and guitar duet Mike Compton and David Grier:
At the Good Home Grown Music after hours showcase we saw:
Chris Jones and the Night Drivers
Chris Jones playing his Gallagher guitar. Chris has some of the smoothest vocals in bluegrass, he's also an announcer at Sirius Satellite Radio on the Bluegrass channel.
David Long playing his Gilchrist mandolin
Ned Luberecki has a great banjo style. He's also an announcer at Sirius Satellite Radio on the Bluegrass channel.
At the Boston Bluegrass Union after hours showcase we saw:
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock. Michael took home his fourth Fiddle Player of the Year award and third Instrumental Album of the Year award for "Let 'Er Go, Boys!"
At the Skaggs Family Records after hours showcase we saw:
People and things we saw in the hallways:
Roland White and David Grier jamming
Emory Lester picking his Heiden mandolin