LIVE: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, 9/17/17 (Day Three)

October 11th, 2017, 3:00 pm by Greg

David Grisman and Del McCoury

Photographs by Anthony Tassarotti

The seventh annual FreshGrass festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams wrapped up with a full Sunday line-up of roots music that stretched from the South Carolina husband-and-wife duo of Shovels & Rope to the Woodstock father-and-son duo of Happy & Adam Traum to Malian Grammy nominee Cheick Hamala Diabate. Obviously, it’s no ordinary bluegrass festival…

Guitar great Bill Frisell added his name to the short list (very short list) of artists who have performed at FreshGrass as well as MASS MoCA’s other big music fest Solid Sound.

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Other performers on the final day of the fest included Carrie Rodriguez, the Lonesome Days, Alison Brown & the Compass Bluegrass All-Stars, the Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, Long Journey and many others.

And capping off the big fest, fans got a double dose of bluegrass legends Del McCoury and David Grisman – first in the their duo format of Del & Dawg, followed by the Del McCoury Band with Grisman sittin’ in. Boy, it’s hard to top that…

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David Grisman and Del McCoury

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Carrie Rodriguez