Tremendous first day at Grey Fox!

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Grey Fox was a hopping place on Thursday. What started as haze and clouds in the morning eventually turned to sun. Though it got a bit toasty in the sun (and the Ice Man was busy), it was very hot on the main stage, the workshops and in the midway, as well.

From a lesson in dining under the tarps to the kick-off by the Dry Branch Fire Squad, the day was a marvel of activity. I must have seen at least a half-dozen bands. Topping the main stagers were the primary acts, from the Dailey & Vincent Band, The Steeldrivers and The Greencards.

My buddy, Lee adds: It’s not often that a band that follows the opening act gets an ovation, but such was the case with Swedish band Gravity. You could tell they were genuinely excited, taking pictures of the appreciative audience and pointing out that in Sweden there are only 5 bluegrass festivals, none of them nearly as large as Grey Fox. Annsofie Lindström, their lead singer, knocked over the Grey Fox crowd with a wonderful version of Me and Bobby McGee in their encore.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Greencards!