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We saw several old friends and learned about many bands that were new to us during the After Hours Showcases.

Chris Thile How to Grow a Band

Chris Thile's How to Grow a Band at the Sugar Hill After Hours Showcase
Left to right: Chris Eldridge (
guitar), Greg Garrison (bass), Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle), Noam Pikelny (banjo)

Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters

Left to right: Chris Eldridge (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Jesse Cobb (mandolin), Travis Book (bass), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Andy hall (resophonic guitar)

Chris Eldridge

Chris Eldridge playing his 1952 Martin D28.  Chris is Ben Eldridge's son.

Chris Pandolfi

Chris Pandolfi

Jesse Cobb

Jesse Cobb

Jeremy Garrett

Jeremy Garrett

Andy Hall

Andy Hall


At the Mike Green and Associates after hours showcase we saw the Laurie Lewis Trio (Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum and Todd Phillips):

Laurie Lewis

Tom Rozum


At the Colorado Case Company after hours showcase we saw:

The Steep Canyon Rangers

Left to right: Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle), Graham Sharp (banjo),
Charles Humphrey (bass), Woody Platt (guitar)
These guys won the Emerging Artist of the Year award at the 2006 IBMA Awards later in the week!

Mike Guggino playing his Kimble mandolin


At the Bluegrass Virginia after hours showcase we saw:

Alecia Nugent Band

The Alecia Nugent Band

Left to right: Thomas Wywrot (banjo), Ashby Frank (mandolin), Alecia Nugent (vocals), (bass), Andy Falco (guitar)

Thomas Wyrot playing banjo

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 mandolin

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:

 The Foggy Hogtown Boys

Left to right: John Showman (fiddle), Andrew Collins (mandolin), (bass), Chris Coole (guitar), Chris Quinn (banjo)


The April Verch Band


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
Left to right: David Long (mandolin), Jon Weisberger (bass), Chris Jones (guitar), Ned Luberecki (banjo)

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.


Bull Harmon and Bullseye


Cedar Hill


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!"

Audie Blaylock

Jesse Brock
 


At the Skaggs Family Records after hours showcase we saw:

Cadillac Sky
 


People and things we saw in the hallways:

Roland White and David Grier jamming

Emory Lester picking his Heiden mandolin


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