Message From The President
Saturday, 31 January 2009
I am absolutely blown away by the recent high quality web content on our website.
The most recent examples are articles by Mel Paskell and Fred Robbins. The HVBA is so lucky to have contributors like these guys. The fact that Fred has provided, along with his personal recollections, the old Berkshire Mountain Fest links to all star jam sessions with Country Gazette, Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, David Grisman et al
is an invaluable service to our readers. And that Bill Keith was there brings it right back to the HVBA. This recording is 36 years old and a real bit of bluegrass history featuring some of its greatest stars. That Fred would share it with the HVBA and we can listen to it on a snowy day is truly remarkable.
Mel's article is so informative--of the quality you'd expect in a national music magazine like Guitar Player and nicely builds on Rusty's foundation.
Rusty's and Kim's articles inspired these. Thanks for reprinting those, too, and thanks to Rusty and Kim for sharing their experiences and expertise. Those articles reflect our formative years when Jamboree was the vehicle that brought us together. With our website, the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association is providing our members the highest quality bluegrass experience right at their fingertips from the comfort of their home.
Yeah, the HVBA is about the music. But even more so, it's a reflection of our members, who all mean so much to me. Thanks everyone. You make me so proud!
Best to all,
HVBA founder and president
PS I am still listening to the Culpeper Warrenton jam and am in bliss! "Oh meet me tonight in the moonlight..."