Sierra Hull – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 – Nashville, TN

Sierra Hull - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 - Nashville, TN

Sierra’s mandolin playing is amazing!  I would have liked to see her win mandolin player of the year, even though Adam Steffey is extremely deserving.

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Adam Steffey – 2008 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year

Adam Steffey - 2008 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year

2008 IBMA World of Bluegrass – Nashville, TN

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Andy Leftwich – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 – Nashville, TN

Andy Leftwich - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 - Nashville, TN

Andy always sounds spectacular… whether with Ricky, Three Ring Circle, the Whites or anybody.  I’d like to see Andy get more recognition at IBMA in the future, he’s one of the best out there in my opinion.

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Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn – Nashville, TN

Tim O'Brien at the Station Inn - Nashville, TN

Tim O’brien playing his nugget a-style mandolin at the Station Inn… Early 2008. kodak bw400cn pushed 2 stops courtesy Chromatics in Nashville.

Tim was in classic form for this show…. as if I’ve ever seen a bad performance. He played all the usual instruments, even played Bryan’s martin guitar a few times. It was a special treat to see not only Bryan Sutton in the band, but Darrell Scott as well… Awesome!!!

Casey Driessen, Kenny Malone, and Dennis Crouch were spectacular as always. Casey is simply one of the most unique fiddle players in the world. His grammy nominated solo debut on Sugar Hill is amazing, btw. You should buy it!

Tim invited a special friend he met in Japan to sing and play a few songs as a duet, as well as with the full band before the night was over. This guy, I wish I remembered his name, was extremely nervous but sounded great. Everyone really enjoyed the unique style he brought to the station.

All in all, Tim put on another wonderful show!

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Three Ring Cirlce at The Station Inn – Reso Summit 2007

Three Ring Cirlce at The Station Inn - Reso Summit 2007

Andy Leftwich and Dave Pomeroy playing another spectacular Three Ring Circle show at The Station Inn.  This was for Rob Ickes’ Reso Summit November 2007.  First time I saw Dave Pomeroy without a beard. Might have made him play even better!

Dave Pomeroy - Reso Summit 2007 - The Station Inn

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Chris Thile and The Punch Brothers – Station Inn

Chris Thile and The Punch Brothers - Station Inn

The Punch Brothers played a fantastic show their 2nd night at The Station Inn… 9-22-07.  I hate that Critter isn’t a Stringduster anymore, but the reasons are definitely understood when you listen to these guys play together.

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