Roanoke/Fincastle 1966   © Tom Isenhour    


Saturday morning fiddle workshop with Peter Rowan, Richard Greene and Kenny Baker waiting

 

 
Same fiddle workshop but Chubby Wise comes on stage

 

 
Monroe gets into Jim Eanes' 1963 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan

 

 
Kenny Baker, Peter Rowan (Note Kenny Baker was a smoker.)

 

 
Kenny Baker, Peter Rowan

 

 
Kenny Baker, Peter Rowan

 

 
Backstage parking area

 

 
Peter Rowan, Billy Baker, Del McCoury

 

 
Ralph Rinzler, talking to Joan Shagan; my reel tape recorder on far right

 

 
Kenny Baker, Peter Rowan

 

 
Peter Rowan, Richard Greene

 

 
Bill Monroe, Fred Robbins

 

 
Bill Monroe, Tom Isenhour


It's been a long time since those first 2 Bluegrass Festivals in Fincastle, VA,
and those old photos sure brought back the memories of some really
good bluegrass times in my life. When Monroe performed "Walls of Time"
for the first time live with Pete Rowan and Richard Greene it was the
the highlight of the '66 festival. Next big memory was seeing John Duffey
do his comedy skit on the Jimmy Dean takeoff of Big John called "Big Bruce".
Seeing the legendary Chubby Wise, Jimmy Martin and Rudy Lyle perform
again with Monroe doing the original version of "Rawhide" was special too.

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