The Sill barn on the Camp Courageous property came alive this past Saturday night. More than seventy Five people enjoyed an evening of great music in a rustic barn nestled back in the tall pines. The Dalziels and Beth Wood can each hold their own with the best of them- Both have been finalists more than once @ theKerville folk festival, Beth won it in 2005. If you have a second, check out that link to Kerville. I’d never heard of it before we started hosting music festivals..the level of talent will blow you away.
“The acoustics in the barn are so good, you might not even need a sound system.” Scott Dalziel commented
Judy F.(who attended the event with her husband Jamie) said one of the things she loved about Saturday night was she could understand the words, it wasn’t just a bunch of noise.
It’s hard to describe how magic the night really was. If you’re not doing anything June 27th another evening is in the works. A group called the Small Potatoes is coming to Monticello We’ve already gotten calls from people as far away as the Twin Cities telling us they are coming. Most (not all) of these artists coming for the concert series are hand picked by Michelle Dalziel herself.
On July 18th Gayla Drake Paul is coming, she’s on a list of the top 100 acoustic guitarists on the planet!-
Another fun project we have in the works with this concert series is a music DVD with highlights of the series. A local TV station is taping each of the concerts and asked me to interview the artists one on one for some “behind the music” clips as well.
Here are some photos from last Saturday night:
Here’s Michelle and Scott Dalziel, Beth Wood and the Mrs and I right after the concert
Here’s a picture of the crowd
Here’s my daughter Katie and her BF Jason helping us with check in
This is my co-worker and daughter Beka and her boyfriend Frank helping out at the merchandise table.