Common Ground Roots Music Festival 2014

Our weekend was spent at the Common Ground Roots Music Festival listening to lots of great music and visiting with some of the people Donna met during her Common Ground classes a couple weeks ago. It was a great weekend. For me, the musical highlights were Professor Louie & the CrowmatixNew Riders of the Purple Sage and Réveillons!, but all the performances were outstanding. We missed seeing Guy Davis, who we saw at the Northeast Blues Festival in Rockport, ME, a few years back. Of course, I did take a few snapshots...

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And, from the "you can't do that" files, I offer up the shot at right. "They" keep saying that the X-E1, especially when paired with the 50-230mm lens, is not a camera for fast action. I always take statements like that as a personal challenge. Looks like it did alright to me. In fact, all but the last eight pictures here were taken using the XC 50-230mm lens.

Catonsville Oystoberfest 2013

We went down to Catonsville today to catch The Steam Powered Orchestra. Two of the guys in the band are the sons of the singer in my band. The boys tore it up on stage, once they got rolling. Turns out their drummer didn't get the memo about the gig, and they had to find a fill-in. They were able to get Jamie Wilson from O'Malley's March to come out at the last moment, and he didn't miss a beat! Most of the time, it sounded like he'd been playing with the band forever. Of course, there were pictures:

We also hooked up with friends Rob (my old UgotaWanit partner) and his lovely wife, Theresa, for lunch.

From there, we headed back to Westminster to Jessapalooza to catch Train Wreck. No pictures from that, I'm afraid. Too dark in the too small room. But, a rockin' good time was had! Tomorrow, it's back to the last day of the Maryland Renaissance Festival. There will be pictures, so stay tuned!