It had been a year since I had been to Cumberland Caverns with my friend and neighbor, Todd. Todd having just visited the area with his family came up with a novel idea of music in a cave. It was pretty easy to get to, 333 feet below ground, the acoustics were great and it was a constant 55 degrees year round! He chose bluegrass as the music because of the music’s roots in the mountains and it was his favorite genre. He would call it Bluegrass Underground. So here we were getting the tour, me taking photos for the initial website design. Since then every, and I mean every BGU fell on a Saturday when I had a wedding and I was not doing that many weddings.
Cherryholmes was the headliner this past week… now I had never heard of them until BGU but apparently they have a huge fan base and so me and 349 other people packed the cave and OMG!!! This had to be fate and this could not have been a more perfect first BGU for me and I got a new favorite band in the process!
If you ever get the chance to go to BGU you must go! It is only under 2 hours from Nashviile and makes a perfect day trip. The concerts are always held in the early to afternoon and last about 2-3 hours. So far some big ole names in Bluegrass have preformed: the Steeldrivers, the Grasscals and the Steep Canyon Rangers just to name a few. They have a big July 4th celebration coming up featuring many acts including one of my faves, John Cowan. Don’t worry if you can’t get there anytime soon because these sessions are broadcast on WSM online.
I arrived a little early on Saturday to shoot images for one of my many ongoing photo projects.
Check out this beautiful images that revealed themselves to me just off of Dark Hollow Rd.
tree and red barn
I just loved the daintiness of the wildflowers with the wire and the color.
I have taken a recent liking to thistle.
I would grow thistle in my yard if I could figure out a way to control it!
These trees looked like they were shaking hands.
The next set of images are of Cherryholmes. You can check out more images by Colin Peterson of the concert by going to the Bluegrass Underground website.