It was warm and toasty playing by the fireplace at the Mount Hope Farm wintertime farmers market on Saturday, January 13th. We played a selection of bluegrass standards and original songs for shopper and vendors. We even played our special birthday song for one of the vendors who was celebrating her birthday that day.
It’s a lovely venue…the market is held in a rustic, yet nicely appointed barn, complete with roaring fire. Vendors offered a nice selection of locally grown and produced products, from ground beef to root vegetables to soaps.
This was our first time playing at the market, but it won’t be our last. We’ll be back on February 3rd.
We had the pleasure of opening for The Bluegrass Distillery at the Wood River Inn in Wyoming, RI on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. We played 14 songs before turning it over to Kathie, Jack, Fred and Gary. We also snuck in three more songs when they took a short break later in the evening.
The Ocean State Ramblers entertained shoppers at the Weaver Library Farmers Market on Thursday, August 24, 2017. On this lovely summer evening, we played a mix of bluegrass standards and original songs.
Kids grabbed toy instruments and joined in the fun, while grown-ups listened while sitting in lawn chairs.
Here’s a little taste:
And, we were featured in the local East Providence newspaper beforehand:
The Ocean State Ramblers provided the soundtrack for a festive opening day at the Attleboro Farmers Market on Saturday, June 17th. According to the market manager, the 2017 opening drew a record crowd of 9,000 customers who patronized the local farmers and other vendors selling at the market.
We played a variety of bluegrass standards, took a few requests and let some of the little ones join us in making music with toy shakers and tambourines. We had just as much fun as the kids and market goers.