Jesse McReynolds

3:15 p.m. July 29, Lyons, Co. –   Who would have guessed that a 70-something member of the Grand Ole Opry would be the one to bring the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia to Rockygrass on the occasion of its 40th birthday? And yet there was Jesse McReynolds onstage delivering heartfelt, precisely picked renditions […]

5 p.m. July 28, Lyons Co. – I am in a sort of blessed bluegrass haze, sitting backstage at the Rockygrass Festival. Bobby Osborne is onstage nearby singing his biggest hit, “Rocky Top.” Earlier he brought Jesse McReynolds onstage to play and sing, Now, Dr. Ralph Stanley is sitting a the next table, a presence […]