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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
BBU Announces 2013 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Graphic Design
Sheila Selby writes "On behalf of the BBU Board, I'm thrilled to debut the winning graphic for our 2013 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. We received dozens of wonderful entries this year (as we did last year), making the judging difficult since we could only pick one winner. "The creator of the fabulous winning design is David Grossi, a graphic artist and amateur musician from Georgetown, MA. David's dad, Vincent Grossi - an avid bluegrass fan, guitar and mando player, and who many of you know - has been David's major music influence and encouraged David to enter this year's graphic contest. "I asked David to write a short bio, and he eloquently wrote about the power of music, which I think rings true for all of us. "Growing up in a music-oriented family, I have always appreciated the power of music and the ability it has to heal the heart, expand one's mind and express deep feelings. More often than not music has a way of expressing our feelings and thoughts in such a manner that words could never do them justice. And let us not look past music's unique ability to bring wholly different people together to share a common, ancient and primal pleasure." David's graphic is below. It's shown in grayscale, but will be in color on the festival t-shirts. "Again, thanks to all who entered the contest. We truly appreciate your time, energy, and support." The 28th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival will be presented over Presidents' Day weekend, February 15-17 in Framingham, Massachusetts at the Sheraton Hotel. The festival's main stage lineup announced includes Seldom SceneSteep Canyon Rangers (Fri)Rambling Rooks (Sun)Dale Ann BradleySteeldriversAudie Blaylock and RedlineThe James King BandDonna UlisseJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysThree Tall PinesBerklee Bluegrass All-Stars (Fri) with more to be added. A word to the wise wishing to stay at the host venue, watch the BBU's website for hotel reservation announcement, rooms sell out within minutes. Links: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival websiteJoe Val Bluegrass Festival Facebook groupBoston Bluegrass Union websiteBoston Bluegrass Union Facebook page