Bluegrass and home-baked goodies just naturally go together, says Gloria Bayshaw, of the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association.
Good music and good eats will be on tap when the Bluegrass Conspiracy from Salt Lake City plays The Met on Saturday night, for “A Bloomin’ Bluegrass Show and Bake Sale.”
The Bluegrass Conspiracy is a traditional, four-piece group known for exceptional musicianship and outstanding harmonies, she said. “They’re really looking forward to coming to Spokane to play and jam.”
Spokane’s Full Moon Bluegrass String Quartet will open the 7:30 p.m. show. Three-quarters of the group is from the old Mountain Magic String Band, said Bayshaw, who happens to be one of them.
“We have so much respect for bluegrass music, we have no respect at all for bluegrass music,” she said cryptically, adding that anyone who wants to know what she means will have to attend the show.
A massive jam session will follow the bands’ sets. “We have a secure check-in area for instruments and we’re inviting all players to come down and jam,” Bayshaw said.
“It’s a perfect family event. Just the kind of thing to bring the kids to and jam and visit.”
The concert portion of the evening will end early enough that people doing Bloomsday can get a good night’s rest. Everyone else can jam ‘til the cows come home or they get thrown out of The Met, whichever comes first.
xxxx “A Bloomin’ Bluegrass Show” Location and time: The Met, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 ($10 for Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association members), available at The Sound Hole Music Store, Street Music, The Guitar Gallerie and, in Coeur d’Alene, GoldWright Jewelers.