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Annual Henderson Bluegrass Festival this weekend

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “You can’t ever learn enough,” Alex Benton said. “Rex’s Bluegrass Festival is the best place to learn.”The Benton brothers had joined a jam session Thursday afternoon and being around the “old” pickers is where the learning goes on, Lee said.“This is a good place to learn new songs,” he said. “I like singing the songs I already know but I want to learn new songs, too. “ Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Reenactments, demonstrations bring Pioneer Days to life Ask Kari Barley, Pioneer Museum of Alabama director, which Pioneer Days events will take center stage this weekend and she’ll… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Email the author Published 11:01 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Rex Locklar’s fall Bluegrass Festival officially opens today. But don’t tell that to the bluegrass pickers and grinners that have been “set up” since Monday.“It’’s like family over here and we can’t hardly wait to get here,” Senn said.Jam sessions will be in dozens of different places with all kinds of music being played from sunup until the moon hides its face tonight and Saturday.Rex said that the music never really stops because, when one group stops another picks right up.“You can go from one pickin’ to the other,” Locklar said. “Somewhere you gonna find the music you like to play or listen to and that’s where you’ll light down.”Rex’s Bluegrass Festival is not affected by what goes on in the world around it. Folks there forget their worries and troubles and enjoy the best music in the world — bluegrass — and the company of the best folks in the world.Admission is $5 a day and “that includes the night.”“You can pay more if you think it’s worth more than that,” Locklar said.“And, if you ain’t got five dollars, see me and we’ll work something out. Bluegrass is too good to miss out on.” Sponsored Content Alex said that the old-time pickers are always willing to share their knowledge with others.“If one of them sees that you’re having trouble with a song, they’ll usually stop and show you what you need to know,” he said. “And, if you ask somebody, it seems like they’re glad you did.”Allen Senn might be considered one of the old timers and he’s always willing to stop picking and talk bluegrass.“Bluegrass is about real life,” he said. “It’s written about things that happen in life. Just like the song, ‘Argon Mill.” It’s about the cotton mills shuttin’ down. There were a lot of families there were raised on pay from the cotton mills. When the mills shut down, there went their way of life. That’s a song about real life. That’s what bluegrass is all about — real life.” Skip Latest Stories Ask Alex and Lee Benton why they’re rushing from work to Rex’s Bluegrass Festival in the sleepy town of Henderson and they won’t hesitate. They’re “learnin’ the licks.”The Benton Brothers and Company are one of the most popular bluegrass/gospel bands anywhere around. So, why would they need to learn licks? Book Nook to reopen Annual Henderson Bluegrass Festival this weekendlast_img

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