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Why Grey Fox Is My Favorite Festival

David Versch of Dancin’ Dave’s Festival Camping writes: I am often asked: “What is your favorite festival?” As I am so very fortunate to be able to attend many very cool festivals, this would be a damned hard question to answer if it weren’t for Grey Fox…. I just finished a blog in which I explained why this is so. If interested you can check it out at http://dancindv.blogspot.com It’s getting closer to July, isn’t it?! Peace, David
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Rockin’ Acoustic Circus: “Must See” at Grey Fox 7/15-17

A big heads up, everyone: The circus is coming to town! Rockin’ Acoustic Circus, that is. Check them out on  Facebook … read their latest newsletter and by all means, launch the RAC Music player and listen to some tunes from their latest CD! You’ll hear why you can’t miss RAC at Grey Fox Thurs thru Sat, July 15-17. Click for tickets. You’ll be glad you did. Promise!
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Gibson Brothers Ticket Winners Announced

How about that?? Two people from different towns, with the same last name won FRONT ROW tickets to see the Gibson Brothers Band this Saturday in Poughkeepsie. Tim Mitchell, of Peru, NY and Kate Mitchell, of Bloomingburg, NY are the lucky winners. The concert is Saturday, April 17 at 7:00pm at the Poughkeepsie Day School… presented by the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association and sponsored in part by Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Too Blue will open for the Gibson Brothers. For more information, log onto the HVBA website. The Gibson Brothers will also be at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on July
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Buddy Merriam Returns to Grey Fox

Grey Fox welcomes Buddy Merriam & Back Roads to the 2010 lineup. A mighty fine Monroe-style mandolin player, Buddy was struck by lightning on the Rothvoss Farm in 1976 at the first Berkshire Mtn BG Festival. When Buddy regained consciousness, Bill Monroe was there hovering over him! Imagine that! Well, that moment changed Buddy’s life. He became friends with Monroe and learned his technique directly from him. Back Roads—now celebrating its 30th anniversary—will be at Grey Fox on Thursday, July 15. You can also listen to Buddy’s radio show, Bluegrass Time, every Wed from 6-8 pm on WUSB-fm.  Check out
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Hillbenders added to Grey Fox lineup

Winners of the Telluride Band Contest, the Hillbenders will perform at Grey Fox on Thursday & Friday, July 16 & 17. These five diversely influenced musicians from all over the country now make Springfield, MO their home, where they all write and arrange their unique brand of bluegrass music. Slightly reminiscent of New Grass Revival, yet extremely original, we feel Grey Fox fans will love the Hillbenders’ edgy songs and dynamic stage presence. Click to watch their videos. But, be forewarned, you really have to SEE the Hillbenders to get the whole picture, so catch their shows at Grey Fox
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Main, Masters, Dance & Family Stage Schedules Available

PDFs of the Main Stage, Masters Stage, Dance Pavilion and Family Stage are now available. Visit our Schedule Page to download these recently posted files. New news: We are pleased to be bringing back Jim Christensen to teach Cajun and Swing dance at the Dance Pavilion. And the fabulous Angel Band will be presenting a vocal workshop at the Masters Stage on Friday at 6pm. Not to be missed. These ladies can SING — and they’ll be backed up by the amazing David Bromberg! http://www.angelband.net/ Enjoy! Mary
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Seeking Great Grey Fox Stories

As mentioned in our latest newsletter, we are producing a book of great Grey Fox stories, which we’re very happy about. We plan to complete the book by the end of the year, and to make it a success, we need your help! We are looking for 70 positive stories: 5 from each of 14 different categories. Stories may be submitted by fans, artists, staff or anyone who has had an extraordinary experience at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival or any of the festivals at the Rothvoss Farm going back to 1976. “Your positive story” could range from your most memorable
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Sponsor News: New Intellitouch Tuner

Wow!  What can we say!  The fine folks at Onboard Research have done it again with an awesome little tuner, the PT10 Mini. The good news is that they will be available at the Grey Fox festival.  We asked Mark to share with us how they came to the new design. Click to read Mark’s comments. “Competition keeps progress flowing, and we have greatly benefited from the influx of lowcost tuners that adopted the clip-on approach to tuning.  We at OnBoard have gotten feedback over the years from thousands of PT1 users who described the features and capabilities that they
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