I spent a sultry summer weekend on a bluegrass bender. Friday was celebrated taking a road trip to Jim Thorpe to get down the ever-great Greensky Bluegrass. A truly remarkable evening complete with a delicious long drive through the rolling hills of the countryside, Tex-Mex dinner and BYOB attitude at the adorable and admirable Mauch Chunk Opera House. The company wasn't too bad either; local musician, picker and Best of Berks drummer, Daniel Bower joined me for the tour de grass.
Sunday evening was spent at Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny sprawled out on my blanket soaking up the bluegrass pickin' of the Manatawny Creek Ramblers. There's nothing better than sipping on some suds, watching the stars come out and relishing in live (amazing) music. Bonus points that the band includes said friend, and rock star, Daniel Bower. So enjoy some fresh picked bluegrass for your summer play list - local and homegrown.