The High & Dry Bluegrass Festival is now in its fourth year of kicking string-band butt on some acreage over by the Bend Airport. By all accounts, High & Dry is a great time, with terrific traditional bluegrass music, awesome people and a convivial atmosphere. And did I mention the cost? A $10 bill gets you in for the whole weekend.
It appears High & Dry is beginning to awaken for 2010. Here are some things that have popped up:
-A date has been set: Aug. 20-22. Same location: Runway Ranch, just east of the airport.
-The lineup is starting to take shape. Currently, it includes out-of-towners Bluestone County, Lee Highway and Misty Mamas, plus locals Back from the Dead, Cinder Blue, Bend’N Strings, Runway Ranch, Big Pine & the PItchtones, LeRoy & the Sidekicks, Bitterbrush, Quincy Street, Blackstrap, The Prairie Rockets and Bare Roots. (What is it with bluegrass bands and “B” band names?)
Stay tuned to the High & Dry website to make sure you’re up to date on the fest!