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  posted on 5/1/2017 at 11:56 AM
Amazing MerleFest Moment No. 17 - It was the one set that many of the other artists on the MerleFest bill came out to watch. At the Artists Courtesy Tent backstage, even more famous folk were gathered around the live monitor feed, watching in a big half circle. The Transatlantic Sessions jam had begun with a set of Scottish reels that set the tone as the Transatlantic Orchestra spread the wealth.... North Carolinian Joe Newberry came out and ripped on some clawhammer banjo and sang, proud to represent the Tar Heel state amongst this international troupe. Sarah Jaorsz, Declan O'Rourke, Maura O'Connell and Karen Matheson also stepped up to the mic and sang wonderfully, with O' Rourke's beautiful and well-crafted song "Galileo" standing out. And then the first of several standing ovations kicked in when James Taylor made his MerleFest debut. "Hey there MerleFest," he said. "At long last. What a beautiful evening. I want to think Jerry for inviting me down here, and to you for showing up." James is also a North Carolinian, explaining to the audience that he grew up in Chapel Hill and that his dad was raised in Morganton, about how good it felt to be back in his native state, and then said, "We better get this one out of the way right now"........that is when he hit the first notes to his classic song, "Carolina in My Mind." It was a quintessential North Carolina moment and anybody even remotely connected to this state felt it, with folks tearing up, smiling and feeling happy. Truly special on so many different levels.

During the Transatlantic Sessions jam, when they showed the various rotating lead singers on the big screens out front of the awesome Transatlantic Sessions Orchestra, the camera was stage right, and when Sarah Jarosz, Maura O'Connell, Joe Newberry, James Taylor and more were on the big screen, you could see the great Peter Rowan in the background sitting in the first row on the side of the stage. Not only was it sweet to see Peter taking it all in, as many artists did side stage and backstage around a big tv monitor, it made me think of all of the years that Doc Watson watched these shows from his special chair stage right. I do believe he would have loved the Transatlantic Sessions show, and James Taylor singing "Carolina in My Mind." A sad yet sweet thought.

Also, local 12-year old guitar phenom Presley Barker shined at this year's Merlefest, with Bryan Sutton bringing him out as a guest in prime time on the Cabin Stage.

All of the above and more, you can watch below;

Here is my annual video montage- The Best of a Fantastic MerleFest 2017 - http://tinyurl.com/BestOfMerleFest2017

More of 12-year old Presley Barker on Saturday of MerleFest 2017 with his band Shadow Grass. Also note the amazing teenage fiddler Kate Amaral - An Allman Brothers Band tune - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_kCAuLfOB0

 

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