So, I am the first to admit, I have never been much of a fan of Bluegrass music. Maybe it’s the bluegrass I have been exposed to before, though – because I was highly impressed with what I heard over the weekend at the Rockygrass Festival up in Lyons, Colorado.
And how does a person who is not a fan of Bluegrass music end up at a weekend-long Bluesgrass festival, you may ask? Well, remember our good friend Darren? The one whose wife Sherri went to high school with Bryan? Just so happens he plays guitar and sings with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, a very well-respected and incredibly talented bluegrass group. A group who also just so happens to have the No. 1 bluegrass song in the country right now: “Sadie’s Got Her New Dress On.”
And we were seriously blown away.
I mean, sure, it was fun to be backstage and feel all important and stuff. But what was really cool was to watch an old friend living his dream. A friend who visited Colorado nearly a decade ago with his then-girlfriend talking about how he would love to have music be his full-time job.
How amazingly cool is that? He’s totally doing it now.
P.S. In case you are wondering, Darren is the cute one with the black hair and purple shirt on. Well, they are all cute, but you get the idea.