Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bluegrass First Class 2013 - Asheville, NC

The 18th Annual Bluegrass First Class was held in Asheville, NC on Feb 15-17, 2013.  The Grand Ballroom line-up featured many top name Bluegrass bands, including a reunion of the fabulous Bluegrass Album Band.

Tony Rice, JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Bobby Hicks, Todd Phillips with guest Josh Williams took the stage as the headliner on Feb 16 for one awesome set.  I was passing through the closed foyer area prior to the official door opening looking for someone, and just happened to catch a glimpse and catch the audio from the BGAB's last-minute rehearsal.  Walking by and hearing cut number one off of the first album (Blue Ridge Cabin Home) was like pure magic.  It was even more electric later that night when they took the stage to close the show.

Feb 15, 2013
Will Clark & 10 Feet Deep
The James King Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Grascals
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Feb 16, 2013
Julia Ann Band
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Afternoon Show
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Lonesome River Band
The Bluegrass Album Band

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