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2017 NIBA Officers & Board of Directors
· President: Tom Gerber (815-312-3964)
· Vice President: Kim Kraemer (312-730-7469)
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Darin & Brooke Aldridge
It was a typical summer Sunday evening with the new air conditioners humming away at the barn with some amazing close-up and personal music from Darin and Brooke’s band.
Until the whole area lost power!
The band stopped momentarily, then unplugged, stepped out in from of the mikes and continued the concert! OK, so it was a little hot with the humidity and windows closed and now no air conditioning.
Mike Brashler and team decided to take a break while their team decides if we should regroup either downstairs in the barn or outside.
Lois had made various types of scrumptious cookies. We had a nice break had some time to visit with the band, buy some CD’s and enjoy the rustic Brashler property.
After the break, the Brashler team had decided that they could get a few generators going, some fans, open the windows, set up a reduced sound system. More terrific harmonies and pickin’ ensued.
Until the storm started!
The storm was particularly violent with 60-70mph winds and hail. The sound was so loud on the old barn roof and rain was coming in the windows that the concert stopped one more time.
An old barn on the property had one side collapse due to the storm!
After the storm ended, three of the band members sat down and played a few more songs with some wonderful harmony.
Darin and Brooke Aldridge are the consummate professionals as well as amazing artists! During all that occurred they still found a way to continue to perform their amazing music.
Kudos go out to Mike and Lois Brashler and their team who did an amazing job dealing with it all!
NIBA Dates to Remember:
Jul 16 : Country Music Show, Dekalb
Aug 10 : Sycamore Steam Show
Aug 20 : Plano Superfest
Sept 17 : NIBA Picnic, Illini State Park
Dec 2 : NIBA Christmas Party,
Harding Community Center
Elsie Ness (Jeanette)
B eautiful Music
L ots of Fun
U nited People
E veryone Welcome
G reat Food
R elaxing Atmosphere
A ctually Live
S ongs Continuously
S uper Company
J ams everywhere
A wesome Environment
M usic galore
S atisfying time
What happened to the day
Everyone wanted to play?
Timeslots were filled to the brim
Some were not able to get in!
Seating capacity was full
So let us do together pull!
Do your part and help to revive
and keep Bluegrass alive!
Same Old – Same Old
To all bands
In bluegrass land
when at a jam
Be a ham
Try Songs that are new
There a more than a few
no need to stew
If you have no clue
What you are going to do
We will still love you
We enjoy the old
But would like something new and bold
Musicians and everyone
When you come to play, pick and have fun
and show you care
Help sponsor by putting money into the pot
Jams cost a lot
If no one is there to support and hear
Say goodbye to jams you held so dear
So, musicians and fans take heed
Bluegrass is something we need
Keep Bluegrass alive
Don’t let it take a dive
The Frankfort 2017 Bluegrass Festival
This FREE festival just gets better and larger each year! If you have never attended this festival try to be sure to attend next year, you will not regret it! Here a few pics, not room for all of them! So attend next year to see them all!
Eric Lambert & Steve Haberichter opened the Fest!
Chicagoland’s own local band Growler
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper