Five Firsts: Gene White, Jr. of the Bluegrass Gospel Project

January 30th, 2012, 10:01 am by Greg
The Bluegrass Gospel Project

The Bluegrass Gospel Project

NAME: Gene White, Jr.
BAND AFFILIATION: Bluegrass Gospel Project
INSTRUMENT: fiddle

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “The Band” by the Band

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Pete Seeger, circa 1965

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a violin

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … a fiddle tune at a fiddling contest in Vermont

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Jugband Fantastic (freshman year of high school)

Fiddler Gene White, Jr. rosins up his bow for a gig with his six-piece Vermont-based band the Bluegrass Gospel Project at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Friday (February 3). Tix for the band’s Caffe Lena debut are $16 in advance; $18 at the door.