The Grascals delivered the goods with a driving force every bluegrass fan has come to expect and appreciate. Especially impressive was the synchronization of mandolin, fiddle and banjo on Rollin In My Sweet Baby’s Arms and Terry Smith’s bass work on Can’t You Hear That Whistle Blow, an old favorite from the Osborne Brothers.
The Grascals span the bluegrass spectrum of old and contemporary with ease and virtuosity. They have won more awards individually and collectively than Carter has “Liver Pills”, and they performed as if they were going for a few more! Right Earl?
At the end of the Grascals’ first set, JT took to the microphone to make a few remarks, but the house lights just wouldn’t come up. We all got real worried that if JT ran out of things to say, he might start “Buck Dancing”. Mercifully, his boys figured it out, got the lights back up, and we were spared.