Thursday, May 24, 2007

Happy Valley

It's Friday and in the US we are looking at a three-day weekend. I’ve checked the weather forecast and the river levels. The weather is shaping up to be beautiful, with highs around 90°F (32°C) and clear skies. The rivers, on the other hand, are emptying fast.

All of this thought of festivals and outdoor concerts started last weekend when we went to see Emmylou Harris on Brown’s Island. Located on the James River, at the mouth of the reconstructed Kanawha Canal, Brown’s Island is Richmond’s favorite concert and festival spot.

Wherever you are this weekend, take a little time for a few of the pleasures that make our trip on this little planet worthwhile.

Y'all have a good weekend!

Bailey Brothers - Happy Valley Special.mp3

Don Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups - Red Rockin' Chair.mp3

The Sometime Band (Bobby Atkins, Vassar Clements, & Frank Poindexter) - Two Dollar Bill.mp3

Frosty Mountain Boys - Slew Foot.mp3


Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

That Emmylou Harris is sure something. I like to think of her as America's Anne Murray.

May 24, 2007 10:54 PM  
Blogger Rock & Roll Doctor said...

Your publishing some top notch sounds on The Old Blue Bus. I will put you on my Blog Link if that's ok with you I'm at
The R&RD

May 25, 2007 6:28 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Not a bad comparison, Beer.

May 25, 2007 9:09 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

R&RD, Thanks for the kind words and the link. I've visited Spuny Onions plenty of times and am happy to add a link to the Bus.

May 25, 2007 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Nice stuff, Ed! I was lucky enough to catch the Reno Brothers Band at a festival here in Ayton, Ontario, Canada about 5 years ago. Don Wayne and everyone else in the band exuded professionalism. It was a HUGE treat for us up here in Canada so far away from the usual stomping grounds of artists of this calibre. And, by the way, you are one lucky dog. I love Emmylou. She is one foxy older lady, and she always surrounds herself with incredibly good musicians. That night must have been fantastic.

May 26, 2007 5:50 PM  

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