Thursday, September 15, 2011

Adults can learn, too!

Jim had no previous instrument or bluegrass experience and look at what he's accomplished in several years' time!  This could be YOU!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Website Still Down

I apologize to all of you who have been trying to access our website for the past week.  When you try to access our website, it sends you to a page that says our domain has expired.  Please know that it has not, that we are NOT out of business, and that on our end, everything is just fine.  I have worked with about six different people now and was told that it was all good to go last night, and it is not...obviously! 

So, I apologize for now and I hope it will be up on Monday.  If you would like some help or assistance with anything, please feel free to contact us by phone 618-475-3678 or by e-mail.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Jerseyville Victorian Festival

Well, we made it through our first day at the Victorian Festival in Jerseyville, Illinois.  It was 100 degree weather, and boy was it hot playing today!   It was well worth it, though.  This is one of our favorite events of the entire year. 

My mom, who plays bass, had a whole cheering section to herself today.  There were four or five couples who grew up and went to school with her in Greenfield, and they all came out to listen to us play.  We saw many of our musical friends, and also talked to many of the reinactors and vendors who have become our friends over the years that we have played here.  This year makes five years that we have played for this event, and it just keeps getting better and better!

Besides music on the patio, there are so many things to see and do here.  Everything is well-marked, and there is ample parking with a free shuttle running continuously.  You can tour the 1866 mansion, watch the reinactors' Duel of Honor or the Civil War, watch a Victorian Era fashion show, buy all kinds of cool stuff at the flea market and vendors' booths, watch an embalming demonstration (I hear someone fainted today during this!), check out old steam engines and steam powered motors, get your picture taken with President and Mrs. Lincoln (who also have their own "show" here), go on a carriage ride, and enjoy some great food and beverages!  This is really a great event for the whole family!

There are two days left for you to enjoy this festival.  It continues on Sunday and also on Monday (September 4 & 5, 2011).  The weather is supposed to be really nice these next two days, so you should come on out and take advantage of it!

The Chris Talley Trio

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Bluegrass Shack Closed Labor Day Weekend

The Bluegrass Shack will be closed from Saturday through Monday over Labor Day Weekend.  We will open with our normal business hours on Tuesday.  Come on out to the Victorian Festival in Jerseyville, IL and visit us there!

Labor Day Weekend

Come have yourself a whole lot of fun this weekend in Jerseyville, IL!  The Chris Talley Trio will be playing all weekend from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Victorian Festival.  This is a great way to spend a day with friends or your family, and it's great for kids and adults of all ages!  CLICK HERE to view all the information you need.