The High Meadow Night Stage
The High Meadow Night Stage begins after dinner time. There’s around 2 hours of good light that reminds me of Grey Fox prior to 2017, when this stage was used during the day as well. These few hours are precious, classic Grey Fox.
Fans put down their lawn chairs on Wednesday evening to save their spot, but when they’re empty they can be used by anyone. It’s not hard to find an empty seat in the first few rows for these early evening sets.
There’s something heart-warming about Hot Rize. It’s like 4 high school friends just reunited 40 years later and happen to be virtuoso bluegrass professionals that fit perfectly together. Most of them have incredible solo careers, and just feel casual and comfortable together.
I took these photos from the comfort of a lawn chair that belonged to someone else, doing something else. The warm sunlight provided the beautiful bokeh which reminded me of the classic 2016 setup of the main stage.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
I had never heard of Doyle Lawson before, but based on his look and time slot I knew he was a bluegrass legend. A 70-year-old man cannot simply take a few mandolin lessons and buy a nice suit to play the main stage at Grey Fox after the dinner break. A quick wikipedia search proved that he had not forged his bluegrass credentials.
Del McCoury Band
Del McCoury has become a late night Grey Fox staple. I know it’s getting close to bed time when I hear his cover of Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”.
The Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush closed out my photography experience at the 2018 edition of Grey Fox. He has a rock star stage presence that would fit in an arena just as well as on a high meadow.
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The Grey Fox (2018) Boxed Set (this is a multiple-page post) Introduction The High Meadow Day Stage (Main) The High Meadow Night Stage (Main) The Dance Stage The Creekside Stage and The Sierra Nevada Tent Jamming Around the Farm The Fans of Grey Fox A Pirate and a Parade Main Stage Changes -- Year 2