Photo review: Bristol Bluegrass Festival

Bristol Bluegrass and Americana Festival was held on March 1st – 2nd, and featured two concerts alongside workshops for banjo, fiddle and guitar.

The festival is held at The Folk House and is now in its 10th year. However, last year’s was cancelled at the last minute due to heavy snowfall, leading to doubts that it could be run again. This year’s festival was therefore extra special, a welcome return for an event that may have been lost if not for the courage and hard work of its organisers.

I had the privilege of being event photographer for the weekend, documenting the performances of seven acts who delivered a variety of bluegrass, Americana and folk styles. The best shots are below, or you can view the whole lot in this Flickr album.

The Hogranch
The Hogranch
The Hogranch
The Hogranch
The Hogranch
The Hogranch
The Rye Sisters
The Rye Sisters
The Rye Sisters
The Rye Sisters
The Rosellys
The Rosellys
The Rosellys
The Rosellys
The Rosellys
The Rosellys
Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band
Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band
The Often Herd
The Often Herd
The Often Herd
The Often Herd
Jonas and Jane
Jonas and Jane
Jonas and Jane
Jonas and Jane
Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Goat Roper Rodeo Band