Tag Archives: Phil Barker

The 2018 Joe Val Festival

For bluegrass-country fans here in New England, Presidents’ Day weekend means Joe Val Weekend. The substitution is fine with me, as the elevation of the third weekend in February to just another Monday day off meant the nation quickly forgot … Continue reading

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At The World of Bluegrass in Raleigh—Part 1 of Our Trip South

[Note: Part 2 of this series is HERE.  Part 3 is HERE.] Dr Janie and I flew down to Raleigh on Wednesday, October 1st.  We would have taken the train, but it required a very early 6 AM departure and … Continue reading

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