We asked Paul Duff , BGP’s mandolin player, to keep in tough and let us all know how the tour was going. Here is their first posting after playing two gigs at the Southland Jamboree and the Festival of the Bluegrass in Kentucky.
The first week of Bluegrass Parkway’s US tour is already close to finishing and we’ve had a great reception so far with our performances being very well received at the Southland Jamboree and The Festival Of The Bluegrass in Lexington Kentucky.
It is an amazing (and a touch daunting) experience to be on the same lineup as Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the Seldom Scene, IIIrd Tyme Out and Blue Highway as well as a host of others, but the crowds really got into it and the folks in the other bands are all so friendly.
We have had a chance to ‘get on our feet’ now after the long trip and the touring routine is well under way. Tonight we play a charity concert in Nicholasville Kentucky and then we drive straight up to Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Festival in Indiana. This will be a very special event for us and we get two spots here which gives us a chance to really get into the atmosphere.I’ll check back in with a report in a few days.
Bye for now – Paul Duff
You can check out some of their performances on YouTube.