Around 2005, I played with fabulous musicians George Bayard, Windi Hanson and Les Eberhardt at the Woodbend Community Chili Cookoff. We had so much fun that we founded the Woodbend Bluegrass Band. Through the years the band members changed but the level of musicianship remained. I learned a lot in this band (first festival gig!) and am grateful to everyone I got a chance to play with including Les Eberhardt, Ron Mercer, Terry Lawson and Marshall Lawrence.
Being in Woodbend also included my first experience with recording a CD. And one of my favourite memories is driving back from the Rombs festival in Fairview, Alberta and hearing our songs being played on George McKnight’s radio show. What a blast!