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The Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival is planning an exclusive Cherryholmes family reunion at their 2015 festival. The annual festival will feature over 45 bands. The Roanoke Island, North Carolina festival always features top artists, acts and entertainment. Plans are already underway for next year's event.
Each year, fans are invited to come hear that old familiar twang, in the traditions of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and so many other legendary bluegrass performers. Come hear today's Bluegrass stars picking their mountain music by the sea. Join us for four fun filled days with the music of our roots, the music of our grandfathers, the music of America ....... Bluegrass!
The annual event always features jam sessions in the parking lot and the host hotel, The Elizabethan Inn, throughout the weekend. Another exciting part of the festival is "BoomGrass!" The big fireworks show held during the festivities from barges anchored behind the stage. The fireworks are choreographed to bluegrass music and is the largest fireworks display in North Carolina.
What has this award winning band been up to since their official disbanding? Well, according to their website, "Everyone is busy with their lives and careers. Jere is enjoying No Career! He rides his Harley, hunts and fishes, and enjoys taking his wife (me) to NASCAR races. We are big NASCAR fans. This year Jere's for Dale Jr. I'm a diehard Kyle Busch fan myself!
"We travel quite often and are heading for Ireland in May. I spend my time arranging and scoring music for our wonderful church, Union Hill Baptist. I also enjoy filming and editing video projects, especially when they have the kids in them. I teach guitar and piano and am completing my studies in Natural Healing and Herbology.
"Cia and her husband Stetson are performing under the name Songs of the Fall. They have some new music. Some great video footage from their concert at Authentic Coffee should be up on Youtube soon. (My latest video accomplishment) Keep up with them on http://songsofthefall.com/
"B.J. is burning up the road with Dailey and Vincent. This summer will mark his 3rd anniversary playing with D&V. If you haven't seen them, you need to. Keep up with B.J. and D&V at http://daileyandvincent.bombplates.com/
"Skip is performing in the new hot bluegrass band Sideline. Sideline is Skip, his father-in-law Steve Dilling, Jason Moore, and Daryl Webb. Skip is also performing with bluegrass icon Lou Reid and Carolina. Keep up with Sideline on Facebook. Also, check out http://www.loureidandcarolina.com/
"Molly has a whole new style of Music going on. Not only is she writing, producing, and recording her new EDM on piano, but she is also performing with symphony orchestras on violin . Check out this link http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/concerts/spirit-of-america Keep up with Molly on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mollycherryholmesnow
"Our son Tyson missed the Cherryholmes experience. He was busy serving in the U.S. Air Force at the time. However, he is also an accomplished musician/singer/songwriter. If you enjoy Christian rock with a 70's and 80's flavor, you'll want to check out his band God Only Knows. Keep up with Tyson at https://www.facebook.com/GOKMusic"
Stay tuned as we bring you more about this festival and its lineup as it draws closer.
Darin and Brooke Aldridge will headline a family-friendly day of bluegrass and gospel on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Hillsborough Street district. This free event will feature four stages nestled among the oak trees of our community with some of the best in local and national bluegrass and gospel acts from 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Logan Court Beer Garden will feature craft beers from North Carolina, including a special Bluegrass Pale Ale from Raleigh Brewing Company, an event sponsor. Meanwhile, the Kids Zone will feature bouncy houses and crafts for children of all ages. Bring your instrument so you can jump into a picking circle or a camping chair so you can sit and enjoy the joyful sounds. For venues and more information, visit: http://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/do/bluegrass-2014-on-hillsborough-street
Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge have carved out one of the fastest rising careers on the acoustic music scene today. Their talent has never been more apparent than with the release of their latest album, FLYING. The duo draws on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most mature release of their career.
The duo has placed at the Top of the Charts on Americana roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts. They have received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) (SPGBMA) and Inspirational Country Music (ICM). The music video "Wildflower" was added to the lineup in 2013 and is being featured on CMT and CMT Edge and GAC. Along with TV performance appearances on PBS ,Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, Presley’s Country Jubilee, RFD-TV, Rural-TV, Daystar Network, Blue Highways TV, Song of the Mountains and Music City Roots.
Having crafted one of today’s finest acoustic acts since forming in 2006, their talent has never been more apparent than with the release of their latest album, Flying. The duo draws on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most mature release of their career. If nothing else, the chance to hear Brooke Aldridge, truly one of the singular female voices in music, is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
[by Richard Kelly]
I’m a people person. Always have been. My grandmother told me when I was “twenty-something” that she always knew I would be a portrait photographer because as a child, I always asked people what they did and why. Apparently, I even had an imaginary friend named Bob. Like many “Bob’s” in pop culture he represented everyone – he was elastic and could be anyone on a given day.
I like people and am never shy about introducing myself and asking people who they are and what they do. My wife, Jennifer, says I collect people. I do have a lot of “friends,” probably more than is realistic. Through my process of “collecting people,” I have made some great connections and, more importantly, built interesting relationships. In my experience, the relationships are why people continue to work with me. I hope they like the work I produce and the team I bring to a project, but it is the chemistry of relationships that builds solid and continuing work.
The nice thing about Facebook and Instagram is that I get a sense of what’s going on with the “friends” I have – what they are doing, reading, thinking about and working on. Whether it’s for fun or work, I know what is happening. It is easy to assume that these online connections and status updates are a replacement for in person get togethers, but in my experience there is no such replacement – we are social creatures. Instead, I’ve found that the virtual and the real social networks complement each other. It’s like when you see good friends after a long absence and you just keep on with the same conversation like a day/month/year hasn’t gone by.
Lately, I’ve realized that rather than collecting people, I am really connecting people (which I enjoy even more). Introducing so and so to you know who, so that they aren’t just names in a Rolodex on my desk anymore but new relationships built on previous connections leading to something even better. I tell my students and assistants that the person who may help you the most in your career may be someone who you hardly know. I know this because it happens all the time to me.
Always be networking. Hey who are you and what do you do?
Richard Kelly is a photographer and educator based in Pittsburgh, he is collecting and connecting people online and in person. You can connect with him @richardkellyphoto on Instagram and https://www.facebook.com/RichardKellyPhoto
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Zeiss has announced a new fast mid-telephoto prime to join last year's widely acclaimed 1.4/55 lens in the Otus range. Due out in the middle of this month in Canon EF (ZE) and Nikon F (ZF.2) mounts, the new Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 is a manual focus lens claimed to offer exceptional performance even when used wide open on full frame cameras. Read more