It was a somewhat quiet but very joyful pre-camp weekend at this year’s Appalachian String Band Festival. In year past travel was always the Wednesday or Thursday of the actual festival week but due to the arrival of a grandchild, this required a change to annual attendance. It was interesting that we got there just as the gates to Camp Washington-Carver opened with a very long line of cars full of happy and anxious musicians ready to get in, set up their camp, and begin to play and play and play. Our Huntington, WV campsite was in the same place as most of our times there which is just past the vendor tents, turn right and head towards the end of the gravel road. We were fortunate that our music siblings and Huntington friends were all there that weekend which made for some great jams. There also were long lost friends we had not seen since the break due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our only challenge was a rather large thunderstorm passing through on Friday which made putting up our tents difficult and it knocked out the power to the Great Chestnut Lodge. So, there were no evening porch jams and very cold and dark showers. It did not matter as we always come for the fellowship and music of which there was an abundance. Onward to next year!!!!
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