Dispatch from Gettysburg, where festival season north of the Mason Dixon line had a surprising start

If you were to pick one song from the 82nd edition of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival to serve as the soundtrack for a for the entire weekend, the choice would be easy. It came during Saturday night’s headlining set by Appalachian Road Show, who led the crowd in a raucous sing along on a cover of Pokey LaFarge’s “La La Blues.” When Barry Abernathy invited the audience to echo the chorus, there was no hesitation.[…]

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