I arrived back in Houston in the early hours of Monday morning and have been running as fast as I can ever since. I'm way behind at the office and have only four more work-days to finish this accounting cycle's input and I'm trying, at the same time, to catch up on everything that needs doing at home.
I think I need a vacation.
Anyway, the trip was wonderful. I heard some amazing music and managed to record a whole lot of it on a snazzy little digital stereo recorder that I recently purchased. That little recorder is amazing, producing high sound quality, good stereo separation and a surprisingly good amount of natural bass. I didn't have to tinker with the files at all in order to make them better. I captured about ten hours of music in CD quality that will keep this year's festival fresh in my mind for years to come.
It's great to be back. Now, if I can just survive the next few days, things should be back to normal again.
Here's a shot at three of the music students who were given a few minutes on stage to perform with over a hundred of their fellow students on three or four songs. The folks in Kentucky don't ever want to see bluegrass music die and they are working hard to ensure that it doesn't happen. These kids are part of the next generation of pickers that will carry on the tradition.
Photo by: Cindy Dong