We played Darrington Bluegrass Festival and had a wonderful time as you can imagine. This was our second year there. It's always a great privilege to play at the grand daddy of the bluegrass festivals in the Pacific Northwest. I love this place. Below are a couple of photos taken by Betty Jo Rose. The mountain photo was our view from the stage. Life is tough isn't it?
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At Darrington, we were impressed with the big Martha White tour bus and since it was National Hot Dog Month, we joked about what it would be like to be sponsored by Oscar Meyer. We thought it might look something like this.
We recently played Northwest String Summit 2010. This was our second time. Below are some NWSS pics. What a fantastic festival. We had the most wonderful time.
We have new live tracks from our performance at NWSS streaming in our player at our Myspace site. The first two live tracks from NWSS.
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For those of you who haven't been there before, I shot this video from back stage to give you a feel for that amazing festival. It's of the Infamous Stringdusters. We played right before them.
Urban Monroes NWSS Parking Video
We blew the roof off the stage at Olalla Bluegrass Festival during our sound check...or we like to think we did anyway. It was very windy that day. The photo just above is of the stage crew desperately trying to re-attach the sail they inadvertently created. This area is not far from the infamous Tacoma Narrows bridge that was blown down in 1940.
Leaving the festival at Walnut Valley in Winfield Kansas
Miles of Sky in Wyoming...
The sign in the photo says "Ranch Exit". There was nothing more there than a weather beaten building and a lonely horse
This is only a quarter mile from the festival at Snowbird, Utah
The instrument competition stage at Snowbird, Utah
Scenes like this are everywhere on the festival grounds at Snowbird
On the way to San Francisco you see this view of Mount Shasta
Beautiful Mount Shasta