For 39 years, Smithsonian Institution recording artist Bob Everhart and his wife Sheila have been producing, directing and performing on a festival devoted to original rural music as defined in today's genres of traditional country, bluegrass and folk music.
Lasting seven days from 9 a.m. to midnight every day on ten stages, over 650 performing artists show up for the acoustic music gathering.
Great food, a tipi village, tons of workshops, RV campground, six old-time dances. Featured artists attending in 2014 include John Carter Cash (son of Johnny & June Carter Cash); Ronny Cox (guitarist actor in film Deliverance); David Davis & the Warrior River Boys from Alabama; Terry Smith (composer of Far Side Banks of Jordan); the Harmonicats; Larry Gillis & Swampgrass from Georgia; and a number of foreign performers from Ireland, New Zealand, Denmrk, Canda, Australia, Faroe Islands, Cypress, and Gemany. More added later.