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BLUEGRASS AT THE LAKE
LODI, CALIFORNIA
August 24, 2013



Bluegrass is wonderful music.
I'm glad I originated it.
Bill Monroe



Thumbnails are direct drop-downs to each artistís section.
(Review full photograph gallery below.)



Joe Craven




Hattie Craven




Bean Creek




The David Thom Band




Snap Jackson
& the Knock on Wood Players




Harmony Grits





I'm nuts about bluegrass.



Lodi, not a bad place to be stuck.



This first annual bluegrass festival was presented by
City of Lodi Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services




Festival Coordinator Jennifer Winn
Hutchins Street Square
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Mark Hamilton
(Master of Ceremonies)
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Our Generous Sponsors
Green Home Solutions by Grupe





Appreciation to
Northern California Bluegrass Society
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Joy Papilli Yegge Allbright & Michael Hall
Additional Information




It seems like bluegrass people
have more great stories to tell
than other musicians.
Dan Fogelberg
















Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
Marianne Williamson












Bluegrass has a very, very strict musical form.
Once you start to dilute it, it disappears.
Emmylou Harris








Early bluegrass is my favorite kind of music,
not too many people know that.
John Fahey




Appreciation to
Boosters of Boys/Girls Sports
B.O.B.S.








Appreciation to LCEA












The grand old lady of bluegrass?
Well, wouldn't that be a wonderful title to have?
I hope I do enough to earn it some day.
Alison Krauss




I don't think you'll ever get enough picking.
Earl Scruggs




Grisman introducing Joe Val:
He's the only Italian yankee
in the universe who can sing bluegrass.




Bluegrass music,
it's kinda like not being
embarrassed when you dance.
(A fella named Rick)




That's kind of the mission statement for the label:
to try to do great music that touches people's hearts.
Ricky Skaggs












I believe in my music.
Ralph Stanley




Next Generation



Next Generation



Next Generation



Intimacy comes from
being yourself on the stage
and making the audience feel, without trying,
that you're sittin' down there with 'em, playing,
and that can happen in a big hall,
if you have a good audience who want to listen.
Doc Watson




Hattie Craven



Hattie & Pamella Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven doing sound check.







On today's kids performing at bluegrass festivals:
Right thereís a case in point of
the tradition being alive and well.
Go to bluegrass shows.
Those kids can really play banjos,
sing lead, and write songs.
Marty Stuart




















Bluegrass Bard Cliff Compton with daughter Jennifer.
California Bluegrass Association
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Cliff Compton & Danny Maple



If it ain't got a banjo in it,
why in the world are you smilin?
Cliff Compton
































I love playing all kinds of music,
and the way to learn that music is
with the musicians who invented that style.
It's hard to write a style--you need to absorb it.
David Grisman




MC Mark Hamilton welcomes everyone.
Facebook




MC Mark Hamilton introducing Joe Craven.



Joe Craven Biography
www.joecraven.com
Facebook
RiverTunes Music Camp
RiverTunes: Facebook




Joe Craven



Joe Craven















Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Folk music is less about what it is
and more about what it gives.
Joe Craven




Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven















Music reflects and releases us from ourselves.
Joe Craven




Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Biography
Hattie Craven
Facebook



Hattie Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven



Hattie Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven



Make up songs in a car going down the road.
Keep fear in the trunk, your critic in the glove box,
and confidence as your valued passenger in the backseat.
Joe Craven




Hattie Craven



Hattie Craven



Hattie Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven



Joe & Hattie Craven



Listen to yourself singing - and you'll learn to sing!
Hattie Craven




Joe & Hattie Craven



Hattie Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven



Joe Craven & MC Mark Hamilton



Music is an outburst of the soul.
Frederick Deluis
















MC Mark Hamilton giving prizes.







MC Mark Hamilton introducing Bean Creek.



Biography
Bean Creek
YouTube




Billy Pitrone



Peter Hicks



Sarah Eblen



Special Guest Musician
Larry Cohea




Bean Creek



Bean Creek



Peter Hicks & Billy Pitrone



Bean Creek



Peter Hicks & Billy Pitrone



Peter Hicks & Billy Pitrone



Bean Creek



Sarah Eblen



Peter Hicks---Billy Pitrone---Sarah Eblen



Peter Hicks---Billy Pitrone---Sarah Eblen



Peter Hicks---Larry Cohea---Sarah Eblen



Larry Cohea



Peter Hicks & Sarah Eblen



Peter Hicks & Billy Pitrone



Larry Cohea---Pete Hicks---Sarah Eblen



Sarah Eblen



Bean Creek



Larry Cohea & Sarah Eblen



Billy Pitrone



Bean Creek



Peter Hicks---Billy Pitrone---Sarah Eblen



Bean Creek



Peter Hicks



Larry Cohea & Sarah Eblen



Larry Cohea



Bean Creek



Bean Creek



Bean Creek



Emilee
(Bean Creek Fan)




Bean Creek



Bean Creek



Billy Pitrone



Sarah Eblen



Peter Hicks



Special Guest Musician
Larry Cohea




Emilee & Bean Creek



I've come up with the theory that the music is within.
We don't bring it in; it's already there.
We have to figure out how to get it out.
Howard Roberts




MC Mark Hamilton giving prizes.



























You can sound just like me,
now you got to go get your own sound.
Bill Monroe to Frank Wakefield




MC Mark Hamilton introducing
The David Thom Band.




Biography
The David Thom Band
YouTube




David Thom



Andy Shaw



Jeff King



Brian Judd



Special Guest Musician
Avram Frankel




David Thom



Andy Shaw



Jeff King



Brian Judd



Avram Frankel



Brian Judd---David Thom---Andy Shaw



Avram Frankel



The David Thom Band



Brian Judd



The David Thom Band



The David Thom Band



David Thom



Andy Shaw



Avram Frankel



Brian Judd



David Thom



Jeff King











The David Thom Band



The David Thom Band



The David Thom Band



The David Thom Band



The David Thom Band



David Thom



Andy Shaw



Jeff King



Brian Judd



Special Guest Musician
Avram Frankel




Walk with me before the next band plays.



Jennifer Winn with two goodlookin' guys.



Jennifer Winn with three goodlookin' guys.



















































































































Joy Papilli Yegge Allbright & Michael Hall
Northern California Bluegrass Society
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The history of a people is found in their songs.
George Jellinek




































































Nancy Zuniga with husband Hank.























































Tim Christensen
A Starry Night Productions




Play the music, not the instrument.
Author Unknown




VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
(First green bracelet today.)




MC Mark Hamilton makes an announcement.
The first green bracelet is the 500th bracelet!




A gift for our special lady!



Congratulations
Victoria Lucero!




Victoria & Mark



MC Mark Hamilton introducing
Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players.




It is so cool to be on stage with these guys!
MC Mark Hamilton




Biography
Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players
Facebook
YouTube




Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson



Brian Clark



Eric Antrim



Special Guest Musician
Jack Kinney




Special Guest Musician
Alex Sharps




Brian Clark



Eric Antrim & Jack Kinney



Eric Antrim & Jack Kinney



Eric Antrim---Snap Jackson---Jack Kinney



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Eric Antrim & Snap Jackson



Brian Clark



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Eric Antrim



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Jack Kinney & Snap Jackson



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Eric Antrim



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Avram Frankel joins
Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players




Avram Frankel



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Jack Kinney & Brian Clark



Alex Sharps



Eric Antrim & Avram Frankel



Jack Kinney



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players







Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Alex Sharps---Snap Jackson---Jack Kinney



Alex Sharps & Jack Kinney



Alex Sharps & Jack Kinney



Jack Kinney---Alex Sharps---Snap Jackson



Jack Kinney---Alex Sharps---Snap Jackson



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Eric Antrim & Jack Kinney



Jack Kinney



Brian Clark



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players



Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy




The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial.
Leonard Bernstein




The pause is as important as the note.
Truman Fisher








MC Mark Hamilton presents last prize.











MC Mark Hamilton introducing Harmony Grits.



Biography
Harmony Grits
ReverbNation




Jim Lewin Music
Facebook




Jeff Baldwin



Mike McKinley



Special Guest Musician
Prairie Flower




Special Guest Musician
Cactus Bob




Harmony Grits



Jim Lewin



Jeff Baldwin



Prairie Flower



Prairie Flower---Jim Lewin---Jeff Baldwin



Jeff Baldwin



Cactus Bob & Mike McKinley



Jim Lewin



Prairie Flower & Jim Lewin



Prairie Flower & Jim Lewin



Harmony Grits



Prairie Flower & Jim Lewin



Harmony Grits



Jim Lewin



Cactus Bob & Mike McKinley



Harmony Grits



Harmony Grits



Jim Lewin & Jeff Baldwin



Harmony Grits







Jeff Baldwin



Harmony Grits



Harmony Grits



Cactus Bob & Mike McKinley



Jim Lewin & Jeff Baldwin



Harmony Grits



Bluegrass music, use it or lose it.
Mike McKinley




Cactus Bob & Mike McKinley



Mike McKinley & Prairie Flower



Prairie Flower



Cactus Bob & Mike McKinley



Prairie Flower



Prairie Flower



Harmony Grits



Harmony Grits



Harmony Grits



Cactus Bob
Peter Hicks (Bean Creek)




Cactus Bob
Peter Hicks (Bean Creek)




Harmony Grits



Harmony Grits



Jim Lewin & Jeff Baldwin



Jim Lewin & Jeff Baldwin



Mike McKinley & Prairie Flower



Cactus Bob
Peter Hicks (Bean Creek)




Jim Lewin



Harmony Grits



Jim Lewin & Jeff Baldwin



Harmony Grits



Harmony Grits



Jim Lewin Music
Facebook




Jeff Baldwin



Mike McKinley



Special Guest Musician
Prairie Flower




Special Guest Musician
Cactus Bob
















It was a fabulous day!







See you next year!



In 2000 Danciní John attended 19 music festivals and music shows. After speaking with friends, he discovered that he had attended more events than anyone he knew. In 2001 he decided to make a deliberate effort to attend as many music events as possible to see what his record high could be. He attended 120 events---but many festivals and events were cancelled after the September 11 attacks. John decided to try again in 2002 to see how many events he could attend in a full year. His amazing record for 2002 was 162 music festivals and shows. Realizing this was a record not likely to be broken by himself or anyone else, John has since 2002 attended 40-50 festivals or shows each year. Even at 40-50 per year, we doubt anyone can challenge his record! Danciní John, we all THANK YOU for your unwavering loyalty to musicians and to music events.



DONNA PACINI-CHRISTENSEN
OUR PHOTOGRAPHER

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