Chinese Bluegrass? Yes! Day Two adventures at RockyGrass

You never quite know what you’re going to see at RockyGrass, but you always know you’ll be entertained.

So it was on Saturday in the Wild Flower Pavilion when festival-goers witnessed the intriguing hybrid of bluegrass mandolin and Tuvan Throat Singing (AKA Mongolian Throat Singing) by the Tom Peng New Grass Band.

Although his entire band could not make the trip to Colorado, some familiar faces joined Tom and vocalist Nancy through their mixture of bluegrass standards, originals and Chinese folk songs. Kids Academy instructors Leslie Zeigler (bass) and Brad Murphey (guitar) enlisted the help of Leslie’s former Railsplitters bandmate Dusty Rider (banjo) to round out the ensemble. Curious? Check out some videos here and here.

Photos courtesy Beth Cooke