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Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

IBMA's Wide, Wide World of Bluegrass 2018

Amos, you are correct, the Leftover Salmon jam was amazing and a true delight.  Acoustic and electric instruments and drums played with a rock and roll attitude and a lot of rock/jazz fusion in the extended breaks.  One of the most amazing performances I have ever seen at any type of festival and guest bluegrass musicians seemed to love being a part of the jam.  Of course Sam Bush has never met a style of music that he does not like. 

The Tommy Emmanuel and guests set also had a wide variety of music styles played by Tommy and some of his favorite guitarists on acoustic and electric.  An Allman Brothers song plus the Jerry Douglas version of Hey Joe and a Benny Goodman song.  Totally unexpected but not surprising as Tommy was a key part of this year's Hillside Album Hour at Merlefest helping out with Tom Petty songs.