Friday, October 22, 2010

A Unique Bloomin' Bluegrass Moment

I suspect that something like this would never happen in the world of rock, pop, or what people so ignorantly call "country music" today.

Not long into their second set of the day (10-16-10), Rhonda Vincent & The Rage found themselves on stage with no power to the sound system.  There was no way to guess how long it would take to get the power restored, so Rhonda made a quick decision to move her band into the crowd for as long as it might take to get things working on stage again.

The result is what you see here: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage unplugged and working hard to make themselves heard by as many people as possible.  I've only seen this happen one other time and that was three years ago when a tremendous thunderstorm knocked out the power at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, KY.  Those of us who waited for about three hours in hopes of seeing the last acts of the festival were rewarded with an intimate, unplugged set from the Marty Stuart and Del McCourey bands.

Remember that this was just before dark, thus the washed out color, and that there was zero sound amplification.


  1. What a trooper. This on top of the problems she had recently when her bus broke down. Also the McCourey Boys were at Yellow Creek that other night.

  2. Awesome! I still look back on that Marty/Del performance as one of the best musical moments of my life.

    3 cheers for Rhonda and her band - the show must go on! :)

  3. That Yellow Creek Park event will probably never be topped in any of our future concert experiences. We were very lucky to be part of that one.