Brazil meets Bluegrass

For 9 months during 2007, MRBA members, Peter and Lori Silcher were host to, Fernando, from Brazil.  Fernando is a horse trainer and worked with the Silchers and their Marchador horses, a special breed from Brazil.  When he arrived, he mentioned to Lori that he loved the old country and bluegrass music.  During his stay in Montana, Fernando, became a part of our Bluegrass family and was a fine picker.  Here are some videos he took at the MRBA Spring Festival 2007.

MRBA Spring Festival 2009

2009 MRBA Spring Festival in Stevensville

2009 MRBA Spring Festival in Stevensville

MRBA Spring Festival
April 18, 2009
Noon – 10:30pm
Stevensville High School
Stevensville, MT
Admission $5

There are a couple of ways that you can help out.  Either bring a dessert dish or call Mike & Tari Conroy to volunteer to help at the festival.  (406) 821-3777.

Following the show will head over to the American Legion to  jamg late into the night and where overnight parking will be available.  Sunday morning, at 10am, there’s free biscuits and gravy for everyone before they head home.  As in years past, people who would like to help by bringing food to the festival should bring desserts.

DIRECTIONS to the American Legion (also called the Burnt Fork School)
Drive south from the front of the Stevensville High School
At the FIRST stop sign
turn LEFT
Follow that road up Burnt Fork 3 MILES
The American Legion is on the LEFT

Google Maps from High School to American Legion

Google Maps from High School to American Legion

Spring Festival 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008 marked our 9th year of getting together in the spring to perform. This years lineup:

2008 Festival Line-up

12:00-12:30 Kids In Bluegrass
12:35-1:05 Chester Rudyard And Mullan Road
1:10-1:40 Blue To The Bone
1:45-2:15 Three Rivers Bluegrass
2:20-2:50 Bill And Verna Molenda And Friends
2:55-3:25 Leftover Biscuits
3:30-4:00 The Accousticals
4:05-4:35 Wise River Mercantile
4:40-5:10 The WheelWrights
5:15-5:45 Mike And Tari Conroy And Friends
5:50-6:20 Pinegrass
6:25-6:55 Too Hot Too Handle
7:00-7:30 New South Fork
7:35-8:05 Will Williams And Gravel Road
8:10-8:40 Darby Sireens
8:45-9:15 Gravely Mountain Boys
9:20-9:50 Ramblin‘ Rose
9:55-10:25 Black Mountain
10:30-11:00 Greg Boyd and Friends

All of the bands sounded great this year. We just keep getting better year after year.

We all headed over to the American Legion and jammed together into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Lots of folks stayed over and camped there. The jamming was great.

Here’s a little snipet of Rebecca in the kitchen that night (for some reason my camera doesn’t seem to pick up the bass, sorry)