The first jamfest caused goose bumps - the
sound of Bill Monroe's mandolin coming from a live performance
on the stage
of his beloved Bean Blossom.
But it was the amazing artistry of Mike Compton
re-creating the Monroe sound while accompanying master
at the 1st Annual Bean Blossom Jam Fest,
July 31 and August 1.
Two days of perfect, fall-like weather with bright sunshine and blue sky highlited the beautiful place that Bean Blossom has become under the management of the Dillman family of Peru, Indiana.
Dwight Dillman, a former Blue Grass Boy, and now the owner of the famed festival site is determined to keep alive the magic of bluegrass music echoing through the tall trees and hills of Bean Blossom, Indiana in memory of his former boss, the Father of Blue Grass Music.
If audience response and comments is any gauge, he is succeeding as most of those who left after the Jam Fest volunteered comments expressing an interest in returning for future performances.