One of my favorite bands (bluegrass or otherwise), Cherryholmes, gave a concert yesterday at Cumberland Caverns.
So, what's the big deal, you ask. Well, this concert was performed in an underground cave.
And it was, as usual with Cherryholmes, fantastic. This is the third time I've seen the group perform in concert and they keep getting better each time. Their set was a substantial one, running over ninety minutes and full of energy, as usual. They did a lot of songs off their new CD and some old favorites. I've said it before and I'll say it again--if you've not heard them in concert and they come anywhere within your zip code, you need to go. Or if you're attending Bonaroo next weekend, you can catch them there. And they'll be around the CMA Fest this week, if you're headed to that.
If you're a country fan, you may have heard their song, "This is My Son." While this is a great song and it always gives me goosebumps to hear it in person, I recommend picking up all three of their CDs so you can see that this song is just one aspect of how incredibly talented this family is.
The concert in the cave was a unique experience. It was made even more unique by the fact that I hiked into the cave and out wearing a walking cast. Maybe not the brightest decision in th world, but I did have a cain too. I'd purchased my ticket before I put on the walking cast and, as I said before, Cherryholmes is one of my favorites. So, it was probably going to take a lot more than a walking cast and a hike to keep me from hearing them. (Alas, they aren't part of the Bluegrass Nights series this year, probably my only disappointment with the list of artists this year).
So, I'm left with a bit of a sore foot but some good memories. The concert in the cave was fantastic and, once I'm out of the boot, I might try it again for another group in the future.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/07/2009 06:53:00 AM