Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gimme that ole' time music.......

Today was BopFest2, a bluegrass/roots music fest here in Rochester at Village Gate Square. My friend Ryan plays upright bass with "The Varnish Cooks," an "old time music" band, and below are a pic and a (very) short vid. (Sorry about the video quality.)
Check them out when you have a chance!






video

7 comments:

VioletSky said...

I'm checking them out as I write.
Love bluegrass.

Of course, I cannot watch someone on an upright bass without thinking "Smothers Brothers"!

Julia said...

I didn't know they had picked up a violinist! Geez... looks like it was a fun time.

Jay said...

Oh, I love this stuff! Got caught up with 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou' recently and went straight off and ordered the soundtrack!

Of course, being a Brit, I have no idea if that's even truly in the same genre, but it sounds like old style bluegrass to me.

Ryan said...

I've not been compared to Tommy Smothers before, this is a first. Though a welcome one... I loved watching those old shows!

Mr. N, thanks for dropping by to see us yesterday... hope to see you at some more shows, my friend!

~R

Dragonfly Dreaming said...

See, I would have been the one naked dancing on the table supporting these guys...why do you think I never go...

Peter said...

"The Varnish Cooks" must have been very convincing:
that woman in white is shaking and moving as if she's having the time of her life ;-)

VioletSky said...

Ryan, I'm sure it is a first. No reflection on your playing. And it was actually Dick who played bass - glad you loved the shows, whew!