We just had our February Glass City Opry Show. It was a great one!
Over 220 paid guests and a lot of freebie kids and such… it was a great crowd! One of our best.
My two buddies from our band, play with their friends in a family band called the North End String Band. They mostly just pick at the house and around the dining room table. But we had a cancellation and at the last minute we asked if they could fill in and they said sure! They were all excited. We normally don’t offer the Opry to a new band like that, but we knew they would put on a great show. And besides, they’re our friends. (g) Membership has it’s privledges.
We asked Kerry and Todd Varble to come and pick a couple in the middle of the sets, to help them to show off their teaching school and all. That was cool. Kerry, in the middle, she is the reigning 2008 Bluegrass Fiddle Champion of Ohio! How cool is that?
And to top off the night, we had a great local band, Lonesome County, from up around Ann Arbor come and play as the main band. It was a good night. Got some good video footage too… I’ll share that with you.
I love the Opry when it comes around once a month. We’ve spent a lot of money and time to get it going and there are always months that it seems to teeter on the edge of disaster… but it keeps going and that’s awesome. It’s always money… it’s expensive to keep a show going like this when the times are tough. I sure don’t have a lot of money to throw at it… already invested close to 3 grand of my own into the pot as well as my two partners, Jeff and Dave. Lot of money. And I don’t think I’ll ever see it again.
But I love the memories that I have of the last 19 shows. It’s wonderful.
And I hope I have years more to come.
Did I mention that I LOVE bluegrass music?Pin It