Jamming Around the Farm
During the dinner break on Friday I wandered around the camping grounds above the main stage. A mini city exists full of weekend necessities; food, beer, and instruments. I wandered into a friendly jam session featuring dozens of pickers and singers that likely had day jobs to get to on Monday.
Kid Buskers were scattered throughout the festival making sure that no place or time at Grey Fox is not filled with bluegrass. They are just as important to the character of the festival as the paid professionals.
To a city boy like myself, the drive from Grey Fox to my hotel at night is a bit spooky. The greater Boston area doesn’t get as dark as the street of Durham, NY do after the festival lights, lanterns, and glow sticks have faded behind me. My fear is not of monsters or ghosts of the bluegrass legends. It’s a realistic fear of resident deer getting in my car’s way and delaying my sleep. There were plenty to be seen standing on the side of the road and starring directly into my headlights.
The kid buskers of Grey Fox are not used to the clicks of a professional photographer. They haven’t yet learned to ignore it as a necessary annoyance of stage performing. They have as much in common as the deer of the greater Grey Fox area as they do the professional performers.
Jammin’ to Pass the Time
Not all jammin’ is a coordinated social effort. Some people just like to pick the day away.
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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