This was going to be Merlefest weekend my 32nd consecutive, preceded by my 30th 4-day music camp there. Can you guess what happened?
It’s sad, but, our consolation is a chance to see and hear 4 full days of the main stages of Merlefest 2012, starting this Thursday. The lineup includes Vince Gill, Los Lobos, The Punch Brothers, Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart’s Fabulous Superlatives, and many more. My appearances are on the Friday, including a Pete & Joan set.
A special highlight is Doc Watson’s final performance on the Watson Stage, just 1 month before he passed… still singing and picking great at 89.
Merlefest didn’t want this “lockdown” weekend to be completely devoid of the musical thrills of our beloved festival, so…
Here are the links for MerleFest 2012 broadcasting: