http://youtu.be/TaERkoq_S2M Caroline Reese wrote this song and after a discussion with fellow musician Dave Kline, worked with Dave's Mountain Folk Band to record it was a straight-ahead bluegrass song. The results speak for themselves. This version of the song has been released on the Mountain Folk Band's 2014 CD entitled My Pennsylvania Home. Caroline tours with her own band the Drifting Fifth. Both bands, Caroline Reese & The Drifting Fifth, as well as Dave Kline & The Mountain Folk Band will be performing at the 2nd annual Victory BrewGrass Fest on Saturday, 9/20/14 and rumor has it they'll team up sometime during the evening hours to perform this song live.
From our very own Eastside Dave Kline... The long term weather forecast looks really fabulous for the big fest weekend on 9/20 & 9/21/14. I'll be performing at both the Victory BrewGrass Fest and at the closing ceremony of the 3qst annual Lyons Fiddle Festival. Looking forward to the best fest weekend yet! Please join me and the guys in our Mountain Folk Band and all of the other wonderful entertainers.
The 2nd annual Victory BrewGrass Fest will be held at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, 1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA on Saturday, 9/20/14, 10am to 9pm.
Major sponsors for the event include Reading Eagle Company, Victory Brewing Company, Service Electric Cable TV, The Mountain Folk Show and the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.
Proceeds from the festival go in part to fund youth developmental cycling programs at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and youth music mentoring programs through the Mountain Folk Fund administered by the Reading Musical Foundation.
Ten great regional and national bands will entertain the audience at two different performance venues in the facility, plus an additional workshop/master class & jam area with host will be provided.
Bands include: Multi year national fiddle champion Michael Cleveland and his band Flamekeeper. Legally blind from a young age, Michael Cleveland is coming to the event from Nashville as one of the world's preeminent fiddling champions.
The Central Valley Boys from California are returning to the festival again this year. From the Midwest, the Fiddle Chics, a champion fiddling mother and her three daughters will be performing. From Philadelphia, Boulevard Express will come to entertain. Up and comer Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth will perform.
Always popular, Dave Kline & The Mountain Folk Band will reprise their role as the official ambassador band representing Berks County and the entertaining band Big Valley Bluegrass Band will perform again this year as the ambassador band for the Lehigh Valley.
Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheelers will bring their youthful interpretation of bluegrass and acoustic folk music to the festival. Cat Elwell & Saucony Grass will return with their lively, toe/tapping music. The Mike Hertzog trio will perform their brand of bluegrass with great covers of music by artists such as Flatt & Scruggs and Johnny Cash.
Tickets are just $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the gate, making this one of the finest entertainment values in the country. Tickets are available at the office of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and anyone who purchases two advance tickets at the office for just $10.00 each receives a FREE copy of the newly released 2014 Victory BrewGrass Fest music CD with 80 great minutes of music by an assortment of bands from last year's festival. CDs and souvenir t-shirts will also be for sale at the festival. Tickets may also be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets, or by telephone at 610-796-9001. All details as well as photos and video links are available at www.brewgrassfest.com and on Facebook at Victory BrewGrass Fest.
Children under the age of five get in free with paying adult. No dogs or animal, except service canines will be allowed. Coolers and smoking prohibited. This is a family friendly venue and event. Beverages including delicious Victory Brewing craft beers and an assortment of great food items will be available for sale throughout the event.
Victory Brewing Company has provided many great door prizes. Parking lot picking is encouraged and there are many nice niches throughout the venue for musicians to bring their instruments and jam. Fest goers may come and go as they please throughout the event and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, cameras and video devices. The festival is a 'Please Do' take photos, videos and share event.
A live CD will be recorded again this year making this event a truly historic happening!
The event will be broadcast live on SECTV throughout the morning, afternoon and evening and WEEU radio's beloved personality 'Mighty Mike' Faust, from Reading, will be broadcasting live from 11am to 4pm.
The festival has partnered this year with the 31st annual Lyons Fiddle Festival, which happens the next day just a few miles down the road, to present one of the greatest weekends of traditional acoustic, bluegrass, folk and fiddle music on the east coast.
Victory BrewGrass officials have partnered with Homewood Suites to make it easy for visitors to come and enjoy both events this year.
Make your reservations now as rooms are booking up fast. You may even see several of the fest’s musicians there too! You can make yourself at home at the Homewood Suites by Hilton-Allentown West/Fogelsville. The facility is an all suite hotel where every suite has a kitchenette. Complimentary “Suite Start” Breakfast served daily and a complimentary “Welcome Home” Dinner Buffet served Monday thru Thursday. For family or business, make your next stay at a Homewood Suites by Hilton. Located minutes from the festival.
Victory BrewGrass Fest www.brewgrassfest.com The Victory BrewGrass Fest presented by SECTV and the Mountain Folk show at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville, offers great acoustic, root music and bluegrass bands, craft beers, delicious food and more!