Lillie Mae Acres

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Matt's Been a Pickin'

We've been on the road. We've been busy packing up, unpacking, loading, unloading, constantly going, little sleep, etc. Don't even get me started on the yucky fast food and junk we've put in our bellies. Mine let me know it too, so I just started starving until I could get some vegetables. But oh how FUN! Oh how rewarding to watch our son do what he loves! SWEETWATER RUN playing at The Orange and Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Matthew is an award winning banjo picker and Garrett is an award winning fiddle player (although in all these pics he's got his guitar) so this group is catching on BIG and getting a lot of attention. The BLUEGRASS PILGRIMS are below. Matthew is also their banjo picker. These are good Christian friends of ours and Matthew claims them as his second set of parents because he enjoys camping at some of the festivals with them and has learned a lot from them. Below is another great band called DEEPSOUTH. Garrett is also in this band with his dad on the base. Below is GRASS ROOTS, also a local favorite of ours. SWEETWATER RUN debuted their white suits to a packed crowd Friday evening at The Farmer's Opry White Sands Music Festival. We had a ruff time getting white suits and shoes pulled together. Took a little more effort than say black or brown, but well worth it. And Samantha (fiddle player and lead singer) always picks out the prettiest dresses. Now we are HOME SWEET HOME resting. I think Matthew's words were, "just let me sleep until I get up". He'll probably sleep through lunch. Wayne and I are just about to fix us some tomato sausage gravy, we may save Matt some we may not. Have a wonderful day, see ya later!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like alot of fun and how awesome to watch such talented young people, we need more like them! Now go get some rest;)

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  2. Sounds like a fun weekend of good music & good company !!! What a fine son you have there Denise, but then again, he has wonderful role models :)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend !
    HUGSSS

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  3. What fun!!! Thank you for the photos!

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  4. How wonderful! I have bluegrass bands in my family also, I've been to a few of those festivals. Even though they are long days, they are always so much fun. Always fun to go, always great to get back home, lol!

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