I know, I should be practicing. I did and my fingers hurt, but I’m getting smoother at that Foggy Mountain lick. But as I was hammering on, my mind began to wander to the bright lights of some campground where the bluegrass festival is being held.
Tents and campers were spread out responsibly and the mask stand was doing a bang-up business.
Unfortunately, the boys in the band were not permitted to gang around the microphone and take off their hats for a sacred number, but each did have his individual mic, six feet away from the guitar player, but for some reason they moved the banjo player eight feet away.
Yes, during these uncertain times, the old ways just don’t work. And many of the old bands are having a hard time finding an open venue. What we need is a great old band with a brand new name! Thanks to “Bluegrass Today,” your band can have a new name, too!
Pandemic bluegrass band name: choose one word from column A and one word from column B:
COVID Socially distant Stir-crazy Mask-wearing Hand-washing Angst-ridden
Drifters Ramblers Rounders Mountain Boys Cut-ups Family
I’m kinda partial to “Earl Scrubbs & the Hand-Washing Drifters.”