Monday, January 12, 2015

      Breakin' Up Winter 20   
March 5-8, 2015

       Many of you already know about Breakin' Up Winter (BUW), the authentic old-time string band festival and gathering which is held annually at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, just east of Nashville, TN, on I-40 and a little bit south of Lebanon, TN on US 231. The Nashville Old-Time String Band Association (NOTSBA) hosts the very popular festival. The event is simply delightful! Not geared toward bluegrass music, the festival aims to uphold real old-time music by hosting presenters who are renowned in this early-music genre--and by offering plenty of jamming opportunities. There are also concerts throughout the weekend. There are vendors who show up with books, CDs, strings, parts and supplies of all kinds. There is even a gentleman who is a real pro at recording your genuine 'scratchy-disc' sound on his gently preserved turn-of-the-century recording device. There is lodging, and camping, on the grounds of the park. Food is served daily if you pre-arrange for all of that. Local restaurants, hotels and motels are available as well.
       Guest presenters for BUW 20 are as follows: Vesta Johnson, Riley Baugus, The Corklickers, Bobby Fulcher, John Balch, Martin Fisher, Roby Cogswell, Rick Fretter, and dare we say it. . .The Hogslop String Band! There! We said it.
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Get on up to BUW 20 for a 'country-dog good time'!
Pick away!


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