January 26, 2013: Coast-to-Coast Tour Gets Started in Yuma
We kicked off our 20th Anniversary Coast-to-Coast Celebration tour in style (or should I say mud!) this past weekend in Yuma, AZ at the Bluegrass in the Park festival playing with such well-known performers as the Get Down Boys, Larry Gillis and Audie Blaylock. Like I always say, “It’s not a bluegrass festival unless there’s mud!” And that proved to be true last weekend as Arizonans were treated to a rare rain shower that blew through on Saturday. Though it was wet, the weather didn’t faze the crowds’ enthusiastic response to our music. For many, it was the first time they had gotten a chance to hear us perform live and see Blaine Sprouse perform since he was with Jim and Jesse McReynolds. In fact, the crowd hooted and hollered until we performed 2 encores!