"Oh, Randy Newman. Fairport Convention. Ry Cooder. You?"
It's not an unusual conversation for two high-school kids in the 1970s, except that these two pickers were Chicano and lived in the hotbed of traditional Mexican music that was East Los Angeles. "We’re looking at each other like, 'You like this stuff?'" drummer Louie Perez recalls. "I thought I was the only weird one.'
Let's say you're the Devil, and you're a few souls shy of making your quota when you decide to check out backwoods Georgia and challenge a young fiddle ace named Johnny, betting him a fiddle of gold against his soul
We loved this year's line-up for Beartrap 2014--from Jalan Crossland, Littlest Birds and Spencer Bohren, to Johnny Sketch, The Deadly Gentlemen and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band--the bluegrass, country, jazz, insert other awesome music type here, rocked our socks off
Concert goers from all over Wyoming packed into Beartrap Meadow to hear a range of voices, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon, and the crowds were eager to express their love for all things bluegrass.
By far one of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's most popular songs, "Fishin' In The Dark" was a 2014 Beartrap Summer Festival favorite. The meadow was fully alive with song and dance as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed the popular hit. Check out the awesome dancing from some of Beartrap's finest.
The Deadly Gentlemen hit the stage on Sunday afternoon, adding a strong beat and eclectic tune to an outstanding bluegrass crowd. The four-piece ensemble, complete with cello, banjo, guitar and percussion, kept a strong voice and made crowds erupt in hoots and clapping
Jalan Crossland is becoming quite the alum at the Beartrap Summer Festival! He's now taken the stage two days in a row--each day drawing a larger crowd. The local has drawn quite the gathering in the Casper area, as well as the state
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