Thursday, August 29
The day always begins with the national anthems of the United States and Canada. This man sang, O Canada.
Canada is honored because a few musicians are from Canada and there is a good representation of Canadians in the audience.
Rhonda Vincent sang The Star Spangled Banner
Mike Mulligan (son of Thomas Point Beach owner, Pati Crooker) led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The music began with Barefoot Movement. Yes they sang barefooted!
The Steel Wheels quickly became my favorite group of the weekend. I loved their sound, which was bluesy-mountain-folk in style.
They called this their ugly stick, and used it to keep time in a few songs.
Williamson Branch was a delight to listen to, as many of their songs were Gospel. The group is made up of a father, mother, and three daughters.
They asked a friend (banjo) to join them for the weekend. The girls did some clogging as one of them is a champion clogger.
The Lonely Heartstring Band
I went for a walk shortly after lunch.
Mike made two large Jenga games that many people played during the weekend.
It was a pretty time to walk around the grounds as the tide was in.
High tide usually means there are a few boats and canoes in the water. These two amused me, because it looked like they were on cell phones. 🙂
Rhonda Vincent’s bus
This view of the water was from the campground.
The sound of people playing instruments was everywhere as I walked through the campground.
This lady said she was taking her “baby” for a walk.
Back at the concert The New England Bluegrass Band was on stage.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are a crowd favorite. When she sang “His Promised Land” you could have heard a pin drop.
Outside music events are not usually real quiet because there are vendors and lots of people walking around talking, but this song got everyone’s attention. I said to Cerwin, “Listen to the silence.”
Reno & Harrell
My favorite The Steel Wheels were back.
I noticed this girl playing Jenga during supper break.
The Maine Youth Bluegrass Ensemble opened the evening program.
I enjoyed an evening walk as I listened to the music.
It was now low tide.
I got a delicious lobster roll here.
Back to the concert.
Rhonda back on the stage
Her two son-in-laws play in her band.
I enjoy the tight harmony of The Gibson Brothers which was the closing concert for the evening.
I should correct that. They were the closing concert on the stage. There is always field picking and singing, but that music is not amplified around the grounds.
It was a delightful, relaxing day. Thomas Point is only about two miles from Mark and Diane’s house, so it doesn’t take us very long to get home each evening.