14th Annual Old Mill Bluegrass Festival in West Liberty Ky

Danny Roberts The Grascals

Danny Roberts The Grascals

This weekend I had the pleasure of listening to some live bluegrass music. Me and a friend drove over to West Liberty to check out the Old Mill Bluegrass Festival. This is the 14th year for the Old Mill Bluegrass Festival. I do love live bluegrass music and there was some great stuff to hear.

One of the best things about a live bluegrass festival for me is that I often get the opportunity to hear groups for the first time. Two groups in particular that I had never heard before was Buck and Company and the Kati Penn Band. Both groups were excellent, I would definitely recommend getting some of their music!

It was also good to see some of my favorites at the festival. Tommy Webb Band, The Grascals and Don Rigsby are always welcome at a bluegrass gathering.

We were threatened with rain throughout the evening and a couple times we got some really heavy rain for a bit, but most people stuck it out and enjoyed the show in spite of it.

If you haven’t been to a bluegrass festival then you really need to make an effort to go to one. Search the net for festivals in your area and make plans to go. There’s always plenty of great music, food, souvenirs and most groups will have CDs and other items available. Take along your fold up chairs and your coolers and try to find a shady spot so you can sit back relax and enjoy!

Here is the complete lineup:

Tommy Webb Band, Darrell Winkleman and the Mountain Echoes, Orby Hunley and Pine Mountain Grass, and Morgan County’s own Gospel Witness, Rowland Dunn and the East Kentucky Mountain Boys, Clarence Kelly and New Cut Road, Bluegrass On-Line, Mike Havens and Blue Mountain Grass, Buck and Company, True Gospel Echoes, Don Rigsby and Midnight Call, The Gospel Travelers, East Kentucky Mountain Boys, Kati Penn Band, Pickin’ Time, Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap, and Alvin Ray Howard Band & Beracha Valley Singers.

Kati Penn Band

Kati Penn Band at the Old Mill Bluegrass Festival in West Liberty Ky

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The Grascals - Old Mill Bluegrass Festival West Liberty Ky

The Grascals – Old Mill Bluegrass Festival West Liberty Ky

Here are some of the groups’ websites:

http://www.buckandcompany

http://www.myspace.com/thetommywebbband

http://www.myspace.com/billiereneecumberlandgap

http://www.myspace.com/darrellwinkleman

http://www.myspace.com/mikehavensbluemountaingrass

http://www.donrigsby.com

http://www.katipenn.com

http://www.pickintime.com

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3 Comments

  • Artists Corner 10 years ago

    The start of the day was sunny,hot and windy.After we arrived it was cloudy most of the day, sometimes it looked ominous. There was one heck of a storm that came through at about 6:00 o’clock. I got drenched, soppin’ wet, and we took refuge in the car, and I dried off for the evenings performances.

  • DSlone 10 years ago

    Hello Lou!

    Yeah we almost got rained out there a couple times but I am glad we stuck with it. Can’t wait to do it again!

  • Hello!! Thanks so much for the post !!! We love the Old Mill Festival, and look forward to coming back next year!!! It really is alot of fun!!!