Who could have ever imagined that a New Yorker would fall in love with Bluegrass music?! Well, I did. Last Friday, after enjoying some great pizza and cider in good company with dear friends at the Pizza Joint, I went to the Imperial Theatre (for the first time…I’m ashamed to say, since my children go at least twice a year) to see one of the Southern Soul and Song Concert Series, sponsored by the Morris Museum of Art. The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band opened for Blue Highway.
Both bands were bluegrass genre, but both had a very unique style. I must say that I was a bit apprehensive to go see a bluegrass band-not to my liking at all; but a few of my friends convinced me to go. I’m very glad that I went, I loved it! I was not only fascinated by the vocals and the soulful attitude that the bands had, but also by the instruments and the wonderful sounds that they made. Never thought that so many different types of string instruments all put together can produce such sweet, fun and folkloric music. I had a great time and became an instant fan. I hear that another concert not to miss is Marty Stewart and his Fabulous Superlatives, coming in March at the Imperial Theatre…Hey, if this is country music, I say why not! Just being in the Imperial and part of a great Augusta experience is worth broadening my horizons!