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Episode 12 - See The Elephant

In this episode I describe a few of my early bluegrass festival experiences, how it felt to be a complete idiot, and how I "saw the elephant". Enjoy!

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If you want to get a little of the flavor of what the Marietta Festival was like back in those days please take a look at the old photos on Bluegrass Incorporated's Facebook page. This old flyer is an example of the kind of thing that hooked me in! You might see me standing around slack-jawed just watchin' those jams.

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Here is our band Pony Express playing at the Marietta Bluegrass Festival in 2002, some 25 years after I saw the elephant. Mike Estes, fiddle; yours truly, mandolin; Buddy Ashmore, guitar; Randy Godwin, bass (just before he switched to upright) and David Ellis, banjo.

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