Our home for three days and two nights. Thanks to a generous family member who lives in the area.
Doesn't my husband look handsome in his uniform. You'll see him again -- performing his volunteer duties.
George McKnight (Master of Ceremonies Bluegrass and Acoustic Music events) addresses Ron Hudson (Executive Director Chilliwack Community Arts Council)
Foggy Hogtown Boys
Great Northern Planes
Bull Harman & Bull's Eye
Bull's son Wyatt joins the band
Corn Shuckin contest -- band members participate
Snohomish County Bluegrass Orchestra
The only bluegrass orchestra in the world.
Legend: A few years ago, band members entering Canada from the States were required to pay over four hundred when they crossed the boarder. An additional hundred dollar fee was charged for every additional crossing. Cedar Hill, Great Northern Planes, III Generation, Bull Harman and Bull's Eye as well as the Earl Brothers all had to cross this border. As you can see, this would have been an overwhelming expense for the festival to encur. Clearly something had to be done.
Ron Hudson, executive director, found a loop-hole. Bands with more than fourteen members could cross for free--and the Snohomish County Bluegrass Orchestra was formed.
Despite the fact that the fee no longer needs to be paid, the tradition continues. Members of all the bands perform together during the finale--and, may I just say, as a fan, this is a thrill.