The Friday night show at the Bourbon Theatre Main Stage was a great success! We'd like to thank all of you who attended. As always, it was a great and appreciative crowd. It was definitely a better environment moving into the "big room".
For those of you that haven't made it out to the Bourbon Theatre yet, you don't know what your missing. We'll keep you up to date on our next scheduled show there as soon as it comes available.
Thanks again to the Bourbon and to everyone who made it out for a great evening!
Sandy Creek Bluegrass
Jason now joins Steve Kaufman as the only 3 time winners of this prestigious contest!
Jason is presented his new Collings "Winfield" D1 guitar by Jim Baggett of Mass Street Music
Jason playing at the winner's concert with Andrew Hatfield
For his efforts, Jason won a new Collings "Winfield" guitar, case, Elliot Capo, accessories, and $2,000.00
THE FOLLOWING IS REPRINTED FROM THE WALNUT VALLEY ASSOCIATION WEBSITE:
The Sandy Creek Picker's STRANSKY PARK 2010 concert was a huge success. We set a new attendance record with over 450 people and it was an absolutely beautiful evening for a show.
There were a lot of hardcore bluegrass fans in attendance and we did our best to keep up with the requests. We were also able to get some very nice photos courtesy of Rod Adams. You can see them here and in the "Photos" section of the website.
The Irvingdale Neighborhood association puts these events on every year for free, and also provide free snow cones and lemonade for the kids and adults. It's a very family oriented atmosphere and we highly recommend attending on of their shows if you haven't already.
One of the evenings highlights was a special guest appearance by Riley Shaw (John Shaw's daughter) playing "Boil Them Cabbage Down" on the fiddle.
It was a good crowd pleaser because Riley is just 5 years old and has only been playing for about 8 months now! Thanks for sitting in with us Riley, you did a great job!
We can't wait to play this show again, it was a great time. Thanks to everyone who came out to hear us!
Just a quick update for our first post:
Summer's finally here and we kicked off our first show at the PS Collective (Pizza Shoppe) in Omaha.
There was a great audience that was very appreciative of the music. It's been a long time since the Sandy Creek Pickers have played the Omaha area, and the first time since our latest band formation. Hope to be back there in the near future!
We also had a chance to try out our new PA system for the first time. Mostly just trying to find the quirks and bugs in it, but it turned out reasonably well for the first outing. Jason and John Shaw were able to get John Paul some new "Evah Pirazzi" bass strings and so far John's giving them a big "thumbs up"! Any of you bass players, or fiddle or guitars players out there need to check the Evah Pirazzi strings out. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
You can keep up with our summer dates on the "Calendar" page of the website.
Please tell all your friends about the Sandy Creek Pickers and help build up the bluegrass scene in the area!
See You This Summer!