Hi ho! Sebastian here once again. Last year I attended the first IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Wide Open festival. I’m a big fan of all kinds of music and when they have an international festival right here where I live, I like to be a part of it to show my support for my hometown of Raleigh, NC. This year our Sir Walter Raleigh icon got an even bigger decoration although I was a little bit disappointed that someone stole his banjo this time around. Go figure. Anyway, can you see me?
How about now? Yes, that’s me. I thought I would bring out my banjo for the occasion. You didn’t know I played the banjo, did you?
Now the interesting part about this particular stage is that it was created by artist Bland Hoke who works with reclaimed and recycled materials. And the materials for this particular artwork? Hundreds of banjo parts that failed quality control inspections. Is that cool or what?
Here I am sitting in one of the banjo hoops strumming on my own banjo. It was wonderful. The sound was exceptional.
It was a great weekend for bluegrass music fans from across the globe. Now I have to put my banjo away because I am off on another adventure soon and I need to rest my paws before I hit the road again. See you ‘round the bend!
love & hugs,