Kentucky pushes Bluegrass cruise

The International Bluegrass Music Museum has some
innovative events on the docket, including a “Bluegrass jamming cruise” from
Charleston, S.C. to the Bahamas in May and a mandolin camp in September to teach the
playing style of Bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe.The cruise from May 28 to June 2, 2007 in partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines
will feature screenings of the museum’s Video Oral History Project (VOHP) film
documentaries. Fletcher Bright, the Bluegrass Museum’s National Chairman, will
host the screenings onboard the Carnival ship Victory as it sails from Charleston to
Nassau and back.

Cruise guests will have the opportunity to participate in instrument workshops,
private lessons and live shows in addition to the screenings of the documentary
films featuring Bluegrass music’s first generation.


The Bluegrass cruise instructors will include Jimmy Heffernan (dobro), Russ and
Becky Jeffers (Grand Ole Opry, Opryland), Alex Leach (bluegrass DJ on
WDVX-Knoxville, Tenn.), Daniel Boner, (East Tennessee State University professor of
music), Abigail Moore (singer, songwriter, fiddler), Tony Brewer (guitar and
mandolin), Cheryl Chunn (fiddle and dance), Dennis Bottoms (banjo) and Fletcher
Bright (fiddler and film fest host.)