Andrew Weigel Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival 2008

Nothin' Fancy – Saturday

Yes, they were back for a second day! Either by popular demand or because there was an empty slot to fill, they were warmly welcomed. The pictures are from their 12:30pm set.

They reprised "Pass Me By (if You're Only Passing Through)" (it wouldn't be one of their shows without it).

They explored their more sensitive side with "Lookout, Momma Done Stepped on the Scales Again". This was released as a 2-song CD (The Other Side of Nothin' Fancy), backed with "I Met My Baby In The Porta-Jon Line". The perfect Mother's Day gift. But it unfortunately appears to be out of print.

For the classical crowd, the fiddler (Chris Sexton) channeled his inner violinist on Bach's Minuet in G major (better known as "The Lover's Concerto", though this was done as an instrumental), which then wandered into more familiar terrain.

Chris Sexton did a "Classical Fiddle" workshop later, with Nicky Sanders of The Steep Canyon Rangers (whom one hopes will soon return the accordion to its rightful place in bluegrass). All the workshops were good, and this was one of the best.

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