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Blistered Fingers — Maine Bluegrass Festival

The following is from Blistered Fingers recent email blast:


Thomas Point Beach Maine Bluegrass Festival

 

2020 Lineup

  • SAM BUSH
  • The DEL McCOURY BAND
  • STEEP CANYON RANGERS
  • SHAWN CAMP & FRIENDS
  • The GIBSON BROTHERS
  • The PO’ RAMBLIN’ BOYS
  • JOE MULLINS & The RADIO RAMBLERS
  • MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER
  • CHRIS JONES & The NIGHT DRIVERS
  • CAROLINA BLUE
  • The BECKY BULLER BAND
  • HENHOUSE PROWLERS
  • ALAN BIBEY & GRASSTOWNE
  • WILLIAMSON BRANCH
  • HIGH FIDELITY
  • TWISTED PINE
  • The RUTA BEGGARS
  • BLUEGRASS UNIT
  • BACK WOODS ROAD
  • LEROY TROY & The TENNESSEE MAFIA JUG BAND

From the TPB website:

Dear Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival Family,

We waited, we hoped, we dreamed, we planned, and then we waited just a little longer. While we have tried to remain optimistic, the time has come for us to make the announcement we have all been dreading. We are sure you can understand just how difficult a decision this has been for us.  The very idea of not being able to welcome you all home and present the fantastic line-up of stellar bluegrass musicians we had lined up to entertain you is heartbreaking.

So much love and care has been put into trying to present a plan that would keep each and every one of our patrons, artists, staff and volunteers  as safe and healthy as possible. We had high hopes that in time, we would see an improvement in the Covid-19 crisis as we moved through the summer and the clouds would part and the skies would brighten. However, it was not in the cards. With mass gathering restrictions, 14-day quarantines for many states in place, the Canadian borders closed, many of our dear festival friends in high risk groups, and recommendations and mandates changing as fast as a Ronnie McCoury mandolin lick, hosting a festival of our size and complexity no longer seems possible. In the interest of keeping all of our bluegrass family healthy and safe to enjoy many musical years to come, it is essential that we postpone this year’s festival to Labor Day Weekend 2021.

Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass

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Blizzard Bob

Blizzard Bob has been a mainstay of Maine bluegrass for many years. I can remember listening to his show on WMPG back in the late 90s, before I hardly played at all. I would tape the program, then just about wear out the tape listening to it for the following week. Occasionally I would get a chance to play the show at work (when I was manning the radio). I’d be willing to bet there are many folks out there that got their start listening to Bob. Thanks, Bob.

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Calendar courtesy of the Maine Bluegrass Music Association