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Grey Fox News Vol I, No 2 ~ May 2008
Official Newsletter of the
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
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In This Issue
Dozens of Volunteers Move Grey Fox to Oak Hill On the first weekend in May, about 50 veteran volunteers and long-time staff members helped move truckload upon truckload of equipment and materials from the Rothvoss Farm in Ancramdale to the Walsh Farm 40 miles west in Oak Hill, NY. Click to see Steve Ide's Moving Day Video <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/38203a5eb4> <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/26a6e07e8a> . Quote of the Month The beauty of Grey Fox lies with the music, the people and the spirit. No matter where you hold the festival, that spirit lives on. -- Stephen Lissert, Norton, MA
- Grey Fox Lineup <#Lineup>
- New CDs by Grey Fox Artists <#NewCDs>
- The Move from the
- Rothvoss Farm to Oak Hill <#MoveToOakHill>
- Cooking Classes at Grey Fox <#CookingClasses>
- Campsite Contest Goes Green <#CampsiteContest>
- Morning Yoga Stretches Mind and Body
- Jam Camp Openings <#JamCamp>
- BGA Class Openings <#BGA>
- Car Corral <#CarCorral>
- Arrival, Camping Seating Rules <#CampingRules>
New Upcoming Recordings from 2008 Grey Fox Artists Our favorite artists have been busy in the studio! Here's just a partial list of who has a new CD or one coming out shortly. More next month. Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet (Self-titled) (Netwerk, May 2008)
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass "The Room Over Mine" (Rounder, June 24, 2008)
Gibson Brothers "Iron Diamonds" (Sugar Hill, April 2008).
Infamous Stringdusters (Self-titled) (Sugar Hill, Release date: June 10, 2008).
Missy Raines the New Hip (self-titled) (MR Records, May 2008) Hot off the press!
Red Stick Ramblers "Made in the Shade" (Sugar Hill, September 2007).
Sam Bush "Sam Bush On the Road" (Sugar Hill, Release date: August 2008).
The Grascals "Keep on Walkin'" (Rounder, Release date: August 2008)
Tim O'Brien "Chameleon" (Proper American Recordings, March 2008). <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/cf9aecd7c0> Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids Filling Up Fast Fiddle and guitar classes are full for the 2008 BGA for Kids, but we are looking for mandolin, banjo and bass students. Click for more info and to register your child. <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/b095c1cea0> Still Room in Pete Wernick's Bluegrass Jam Camp! Learn from Dr. Banjo (Pete Wernick) himself and his fine staff! Pete Wernick's Bluegrass Jam Camp will be held Tues-Thurs, July 15-17 at the Durham-Oak Hill Fire Company, across the road from the Walsh Farm. Enroll and you'll be jamming the first morning. Info sign up at www.drbanjo.com <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/26e379e062> Feedback Got a comment about our newsletter? We want to hear from you. Email us! <mailto:[address removed]> Sign up. <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/7d1eda8d7a> I want to receive a free monthly newsletter and occasional special notices from Grey Fox. Our list is strictly confidential. To unsubscribe, please see see instructions at the bottom of this newsletter.
On the Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY
Thursday-Sunday, July 17-20 Don't miss a beat of this year's all-star lineup. Main Stage music Thursday: 2:00 pm-midnight; Friday and Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am; Sunday: 10:30am to 4:30pm.
Advance full festival camping and day ticket prices available now thru June 30. We accept Visa, MasterCard Discover. Only 4000 camping tickets will be sold. Day tickets also limited. Order tickets right now before they're gone. <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/83fd79abcf> "Best Ever" Line Up at Grey Fox This Summer
Featuring Hot Rize 30th Anniversary Sam Bush Band David Grisman Bluegrass Experience Jerry Douglas Band Del McCoury Band Red Knuckles and the Trail Blazers Tim O'Brien Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck, Casey Driessen Ben Sollee The Grascals The Gibson Brothers Michael Cleveland Flamekeeper Uncle Earl Dailey and Vincent The Infamous Stringdusters Danny Paisley The Greencards The Wilders Steep Canyon Rangers The SteelDrivers Chatham County Line Adrienne Young Little Sadie Gravity Big Sandy the Flyrite Boys Red Stick Ramblers Kindling Stone John Kirk Trish Miller Fiddlestyx Bill Keith Brian Wicklund plus dozens of Masters, Dance, Grass Roots Family artists. Hosted by Dry Branch Fire Squad all weekend long! More about the lineup <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/519e7c32e0> .
New 'Under the Tarp' Cooking Classes at Grey Fox
JIM TARANTINO, a confirmed serial griller, cookbook author and five-string banjo player living in Philadelphia, will be showing Grey Fox fans how to take their camp cooking into a whole new realm of deliciousness. Two one-hour classes will feature recipes from his 354-page cookbook, Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures Glazes (Ten Speed Press, 2006). Check out Jim's lip-smackin' finger lickin' recipes. <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/4a68fd4d62> Bring the ingredients to Grey Fox and start cooking gourmet meals right away. Jim's third workshop, "Stocking the Bluegrass Bus" will be aimed at musicians and others who need to eat healthy, tasty and easy to prepare foods while on the road. <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/adf1ae5e57> Jim Tarantino learned to cook in his teens by working in his uncle’s restaurants. He has appeared several times at Philadelphia’s Book and the Cook and has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles on marinades and grilling. He will be available for book signing at his booth in the vendor area throughout the weekend. <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/5f9fd674cf> IBMA Brings Development Seminar to Grey Fox The International Bluegrass Music Association <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/de69663807> (IBMA) will be bringing the first of its regional professional development seminars to Grey Fox this summer. Since so many professional and semi-professional musicians attend the festival, IBMA feels Grey Fox is the perfect opportunity to connect with artists who may not attend its annual World of Bluegrass Convention in Nashville each fall. Below is a description of what the seminar will cover. Day and time to be determined. TAKING YOUR BAND TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Are you a bluegrass artist ready to step up to the next level of touring and expertise in the music industry? For the first time, the International Bluegrass Music Association, the industry's professional trade organization, is bringing a professional development seminar to attendees of Grey Fox. Plan to meet with respected industry reps for a panel discussion and Q on topics like booking, developing a unique band image identity, getting the most out of a recording session, publicity and radio promotion. (Panelists tba) Best Campsite Award Goes Green
From this summer forward, Best Campsite honors will be awarded to the campsite that shows the most efficient use of space and is the most eco-friendly. Say goodbye to big, sprawling campsites and turn your home-away-from-home into an efficient, environmentally compatible space. Think small. Think green. And you could win a pair of tickets to Grey Fox 2009. We recently heard from Christina and Dusty who won last year’s Best Campsite Award. It’s as if they saw the theme of the contest changing even before we did. Their story is amazing—from the recycled and reused materials to the beautiful campsite they created and their use of the car corral. Read Christina Dusty's story <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/1593537bc5> in our blog section.
Yoga Returns to Relax Rejuvenate Fans
LUCY WEBERLING, Festival Yoga/ Inner Smile Promotions, will be leading Yoga sessions each morning at Grey Fox as she has for the past 4 years. Over 100 festival goers have taken part in the 10:00 am sessions each day, stretching the body, calming the mind, and energizing the spirit. Lucy is a 200-hr certified yoga instructor, educated at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, where she continues work on her 500-hour certification. She is a member of Yoga Alliance, the professional organization that maintains the integrity of yoga teaching. Lucy is also a bluegrass musician and a member of the IBMA Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2008. As a long time festival goer, she is well versed in the rigors of festival lifestyle—long hours, little sleep, and lots of pickin’. Bring your mat and stretch, relax, and rejuvenate each morning at 10 in the Dance Tent. Enjoy live musical accompaniment by Kindling Stone from Nashville, TN. Arrival, Camping and Seating Procedures
All camping at the Wash Farm is flat and green. There's plenty of room for everyone and no campsite is better than another. And the music doesn't start until Thursday afternoon! Still, we expect a lot of traffic on Wednesday morning. Why rush just to wait in line? Relax and save yourself the hassle! Come a little later and enjoy the journey. OPENING DAY ARRIVAL PROCEDURES (for Wed, July 16)
Camping gates will open Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at noon.
We will begin lining campers up on site on Wednesday at 9 a.m., not before.
Do not arrive before 9 a.m. You will not be permitted onto the site.
Local police will not permit cars to park along public roads. Plan accordingly. GETTING THERE
For door-to-door directions <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/e57dcf2f6f/form=directions&2pn=&2a=1%20Poultney%20Rd&2c=Oak%20Hill&2s=NY&2z=12460-5021&2y=US&2l=42.405642&2g=-74.155971> use 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY 12460 as your final destination. Select Greene County if prompted.
WANT TO CAMP WITH FRIENDS? HERE'S A SUGGESTION.
We recommend that you time your arrival, meet up somewhere and come in together. An ideal place to meet is at the Milk Run on NY 145, East Durham, just one mile from festival site. The Milk Run (gas/grocery/restaurant) has a very large parking lot. And it's a great place to pick up any last minute needs. Here's a map <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/ec34a5150b/hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=0To&q=3552%20Route%20145%20in%20East%20Durham%2C%20NY&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl> . CAMPING ETIQUETTE
No roping off of large areas in the campground.
Tent camping spaces can be up to 20 x 25 feet including your vehicle.
Campers may save two campsites in addition to their own (a total of 20x75 feet).
Space may be saved until the music begins on Thursday (2 pm).
Whenever possible, park vehicles in the car corral to maximize camping space. (See Car Corral section below.)
RVs/Campers planning to use their generators must camp in the RV area (location to be announced). Others may camp in general campground.
Volunteers must remain in Staff Camping until 6 pm Wednesday. Ticket buyers may camp with volunteers in Volunteer Camping if they with wish.
MAIN STAGE SEATING ETIQUETTE
Seating in the Main Stage Area is on a first come, first served basis. You may leave your seats in place all weekend, but it's the Grey Fox Way to allow people to sit in your seats while you're gone. So if you come back and someone's in your seat, don't be surprised. They'll get up and leave and you might just make a new friend or two!
Seating from the front row to the Sound Booth will be on low backed beach style chairs or blankets only. If you can roll a basketball under your chair, it’s too high. We will have basketballs and won't be afraid to use them.
From the sound booth back is open seating.
Ground tarps blankets used to save seats may not be larger than 6x8 feet.
Sunbrellas and sunshades will be permitted along the top perimeter of the seating area only.
No smoking in the Main Stage amphitheater, food or other public gathering spaces. Volunteers may not place chairs in the Main Stage area until 3 pm. Car Corral Makes Camping Safer More Spacious
We want to encourage full festival campers to park in the Car Corral, especially if you're planning on moving your vehicle during the festival and if you have extra vehicles that you don't need at your camp. At the Walsh Farm, the Car Corral will be just a short walk from general camping, so you will be able to access it easily. For each vehicle parked in the Car Corral, you will be eligible to win nifty prizes all weekend long, such as CDs, hats, tee shirts, and the grand prize of a full festival ticket to Grey Fox 2009. Someone's going to win. It might as well be you! Need a Room?
Camping not your thing? For those of you who want a real bed, there are dozens of hotels, motels, B, resorts plus full-service campgrounds nearby. Browse our l <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/e3a4113090> odging pages <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/1f7e386772> , log onto Greene County Tourism <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/7f966c7218> or call them at[masked]-CATS. Ask for a 2008 travel guide tell them you’re coming to Grey Fox! Explore Greene County!
Nestled between the Hudson River Valley and reaching into the Catskill Mountains, Greene County is the perfect getaway. Explore rivers, waterfalls, historic sites and museums. Take the kids to a lighthouse or nearby water park. Enjoy the ski villages at Windham and Hunter Mountain. Browse thru farmers markets or hunt for antiques and collectibles. Check out things to do in Greene County <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GreyFoxBluegrassFest/a170323ef8/fc0fb75159/46bd0ca871> before and after Grey Fox. Thank You to Our Sponsors
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
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Greene County Tourism
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