Newsy Newsletter of October 16, 2018

Newsy Newsletter of October 16, 2018


Make plans to join us any Wednesday in October at Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave in Cincinnati, OH  45252.  Enjoy the famous Vinoklet All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Meatballs buffet or dine on the featured special of the evening.  Lively bluegrass music by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass from 6:30 til 8:30.  To ensure a table, we strongly suggest making a reservation; call 513-385-9309 now!

Friday, October 19 takes us to the Butler County Bluegrass Association at 200 Warwick Rd, Hamilton, OH  45013.  Showtime is 7pm; donation requested at the door.  They serve good, downhome food, too.  Save me a corncake!

Sunday, October 21, Appalachian Grass is entertaining at the Annual Walk with Nature Fall Festival in St. Marys, OH.  Sponsored jointly by the St. Marys Kiwanis Club and the Heritage Trails Park District, the Festival features a farmer’s market, tours of historical St. Marys, and arts and crafts show, a car show, and the beautiful walking trails along St. Marys historic canal.  I’ve walked that trail and it is beautiful in the autumn weather with the trees turning colors.  Appalachian Grass plays from 2pm til 4:30.  Hope to see you there!

Update from my How to Play in a Bluegrass Band Class at the Oxford Community Arts Center… having reviewed the material covered during the first class meeting, we moved on to riffs you might use to make a simple melody (still I’ll Fly Away) fancier and more interesting to play and to hear.  As the class was dispersing for the evening, one of the members asked me to write out some of the riffs we had discussed and record them in the context of the tune.  Brilliant idea!!  Give me a couple of days then check the blog at  I plan to post a couple of items generated by this discussion. 

I am considering offering a similar class at my Cincinnati studio.  I already have a fiddler, a banjo player, and hopefully a guitar picker.  I’d REALLY like to have a bass, too.  Anybody interested in details, contact me at