More than a few times over the weekend at the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, locals were heard to say "this is exactly what this town needed."
By Greg Sukiennik, Manchester Journal
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.
By Telly Halkias, BWSV Correspondent
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.
by Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots
Festivals come and festivals go... And in the bluegrass realm, fests like Grey Fox, Freshgrass, Rocky Grass and Winter Wondergrass have made it equally as exciting to see artists on stage as it is to sit in your camp ground and pick with new friends. Well, there is a new kid on the block this year and if there is one thing we can say about it, that is: it is all about the love of the music and those creating it.