MANCHESTER — The first word that came to Jill Turpin's mind on Sunday afternoon was "gratitude." That was how the co-founder of the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival summed up the experience of the inaugural concert weekend, about five minutes after the final chord of the Grateful Dead standard "Ripple" had been played on the main stage by all the musicians who were still on the grounds, with organizers Jill and John Turpin as special guest vocalists.
MANCHESTER, Vt. — When Sierra Hull hears the word "bluegrass," images of a warm, sultry day in her home state of Tennessee come to mind. Good thing, though, for the up-and-coming vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player that image — and the music that inspires it — can transcend state lines with a country-wide following.
One of the most important aspects of Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots is the focus on the community centric feeling of the event. From the food trucks to the vendors and the artists, we pride ourselves on highlighting how vibrant this area is for the arts (be it musical, visual or culinary!).
Although there is a thick blanket of snow covering our beautiful festival site right now, spring is right around the corner and our minds here at GMBR are focused on the future and what the new spring will bring.