A few weeks ago we attended a bluegrass festival in Townsend that featured tons of talented musicians and shape-note singers. I peered over a singer’s shoulder to grab this snapshot of his songbook.
Unfamiliar with the music of Appalachia? Here’s a great short video explaining shape note. (Hang in there – it’s well worth all seven minutes and 30 seconds.)
There’s just nothing like bluegrass and folk music to make me feel like I’m home, and every time we turned the corner at the festival there was another little band playing a tune. Here’s a favorite:
Yep, I’m home.