Up from bluegrass roots


A great Portland Press Herald article to start the festival with by Ray Routhier

The Ossipee Valley Music Festival has expanded from its beginnings to become a four-day celebration of 'open-minded acoustic music.

Bluegrass festivals and bluegrass bands seem to be getting bigger all the time.

So big, in fact, that some are outgrowing the name.

Take The Infamous Stringdusters, a band that plays original bluegrass-style music on traditional instruments.

"Playing bluegrass instruments doesn't necessarily make you a bluegrass band. We're clearly derivative of bluegrass, but we're part of a bigger movement of open-minded acoustic music," said Chris Pandolfi, banjo player for The Infamous Stringdusters.

So it's appropriate that the band is one of the headliners at this weekend's Ossipee Valley Music Festival in South Hiram, about an hour west of Portland....

Click on the link below to read the rest of the article and see some swell photos too!

http://www.pressherald.com/life/go/musicandnightlife_2011-07-21.html

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A great Portland Press Herald article to start the festival with by Ray Routhier
Another nice article about our festival by the Portland Press Herald By Ellie Cole
You've been asking for it so here it comes!
The Ossipee Valley Music Festival joins MainePerforms! a state-wide initiative to promote the performing arts in Maine.