What a Ways We’ve Come: the 19th Annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival

Joseph Saroyan warms up with the Manhattan Valley Ramblers.The Saroyan family returned from the 19th Annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival in New Hampshire where my duo, the Manhattan Valley Ramblers, performed. Joseph, who will be three years old in September, never let go of his his 1/16th scale fiddle while we were there. His almost constant sawing on the slackened strings made him known to just about everyone in attendance. When he approached the Gibson Brothers backstage, he said hello to all of them by name with only a little help from Dad. Clayton Campbell, who has fiddled in the band for eight years, watched Joe with the fiddle and bow and affirmed my sense that the time has come for lessons.The Saroyan family returned from the 19th Annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival in New Hampshire where my duo, the Manhattan Valley Ramblers, performed. Joseph, who will be three years old in September, never Read more [...]