Sunday, March 21, 2010

I Love Bluegrass Music


Staying at the Akemons was great because I got to hear real deal bluegrass music. Holly's dad, Phillip, plays the banjo and her brother Phillip Wayne plays the guitar. Every Wednesday night they get together at Phillip's Barber Shop and have a jam session. Holly and I went over and listened for almost two hours. I love bluegrass music and give thanks to my mission for introducing me to this great sound. (Holly's great uncle was Stringbean who was a regular on the Grand Ole Opry - how cool is that!) The other guy in the group is Kenny, and he plays the mandolin. Yes, he is single, and the Akemons wanted to set me up with him, but, well, I'm just going to leave it at that. If you want to assume he had brown eyes he didn't - they are blue! (He does have nice hands though. Yum!)

The little boy in the background is Holly's nephew Drew, and he had me laughing the way he was acting during my video taping - he's quite the character.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm not much into bluegrass but they are good. I'm glad you had such a good time.

Romberger Family said...

sounds fun! glad you had a good time.

Anisa said...

You trip looks like it was a lot of fun. I have to say that I'm a little bit jealous. You've done a lot of fun travelling in your young life:)

Mom's Sewing Vault said...

Gah! I love it! Did you record any more? I think if a guy can play and sing like that, he can't be all bad... ;)

I've discovered this band I have a band crush on, they're sort of like modern bluegrass with a touch fo punk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abQRt6p8T7g&feature=PlayList&p=00D048EF06C96D1D&index=4
That's the video that made me fall in love with them.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=00D048EF06C96D1D
Here's the playlist I made of them.