Old Friends and a New Festival!
There have been a lot of fun and fabulous gigs this summer, but one of my most favorite was the new Yellowstone Harvest Festival in Livingston, MT. The festival itself was expertly run, in a gorgeous locale, with an enthusiastic and respectably-sized turnout for a first year festival. The sound was great, the weather was great, but the best thing about it all was seeing old friends. Wonderful to catch up with Kelly Estes, the festival presenter; Jerry Mullen, the sound guy; Rebecca Frasier with Hit & Run Bluegrass; and Martha Scanlan, formerly of The Reeltime Travelers. The photo is of Martha and I, engaged in drunken philosophizing beside the porta johns, a favorite gathering place for musicians during festival season.