| Aug 08, 2013


Meanwhile in Flinton it was the lovers of bluegrass who packed the ball field at the Flinton Recreation Centre for another installment of the ever popular Flinton Country Bluegrass Jamboree. Over 300 trailers were parked on site to take in this year's line up, which included jamboree regulars Steve Piticco and South Mountain, the Tebworth Brothers and house band Bill White and White Pine. When I visited on Saturday early in the evening, headliners Rhyme ā€œNā€ Reason were onstage heating things up with their pitch perfect old timey blue grass repertoire. Band members included Randy Brethour on mandolin, Stefan Van Holten on banjo/vocals, Doug Moerschfelder on stand up bass/vocals and Joe Rohrer on lead guitar and lead vocals. The foursome played their own version of a number of classic bluegrass favs including "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms", George Jones' "Walk Through This World With Me", and "When the Mountain Dew Begins to Fall". The foursome have the genre down pat, each player playing stellar solos in almost every tune with lead vocalist Rohrer masterfully delivering up a wide ranging emotional repertoire. Highlights included Van Holten's stellar picking abilities on banjo and in the rare song where he sang lead ,he demonstrated that he also possess the perfect vocal chops best suited to old timey bluegrass, a high reedy sounding tenor. The band also appeared in a second installment on Sunday morning for a special gospel session.

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