As we approach the end of the year, I’ve been reveling in the sensation of the world slowing down, surreal in a society that seemingly spins faster than ever. And as December draws to a close, I finally have a moment to take a deep breath and reflect on the year we’ve had.
At the top of 2022, I eagerly anticipated celebrating the ten year anniversary of BGS. In the process of digging through archives of old emails and photos I was reminded of so many special moments I’d forgotten: events and people that have helped shape the last decade. Everything from our very first blog post, to hanging backstage at countless festivals and shows, to producing an all-star video series in the middle of quarantine; every memory an individual building block of who we are today and where we’re headed tomorrow.
The Bluegrass Situation started in 2012 with the goal of bringing together like-minded music fans who didn’t feel represented in the existing roots music scene. But it’s become so much more than that. And it’s hard for me to express the gratitude and love I feel for every individual who has contributed in building an inclusive, fascinating melting pot of creativity and tradition.
So as this year – and our birthday celebration – draw to a close, I want nothing more than to say thank you for being a part of it all.
Wishing you and yours a peaceful and beautiful season with wonderful things awaiting us all in the New Year!
– Amy @ BGS