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Battleground

Posted by bsed55 on Saturday, June 23, 2007

I just got back from Battleground Fiddler's Gathering in Battleground, IN. I hadn't been there in 7 or 8 yrs. I was about halfway there, but I'd been trapped in heavy traffic in Chicago for almost 2 hrs & I came "this close" to turning around. I'm glad I stuck it out. Traffic eventually cleared in northern IN & I was able to proceed to the Lafayette area with no further incident. Once there I quickly found a large jam, some familiar & friendly faces, and met some new friends. Like a fellow who held court in a little circle of musicians. A very interesting older fiddler from NW Arkansas, who introduced himself to me as Banjo Billy. When I got home I Googled his name & discovered his name was Billy Mathews. He played a couple tunes that really grabbed my attention: STARLIGHT WALTZ and ADRIAN'S HORNPIPIE.

1 comment on “Battleground”

annillinois Says:
Monday, June 25, 2007 @5:12:02 PM

Glad that you stuck it out!  I was also there.  Great jam sessions and performances.  I could have done without the rain though.  My tent wasn't 100% waterproof!

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