Mountain music rules at Fiddlers' Jamboree

The festival is launched with a hearty breakfast - served up by the local fire company - combined with some spontaneous fiddle jam sessions over two hours. This country breakfast, with all the fixings, is a mere $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Saturday's lineup onstage begins at 10 a.m. with the Warren County Ramblers, a local favorite, featuring Hoddy Ovitt on guitar and banjo, Jimmy Davis on fiddle, and Johnny Mosher on lead vocals, mandolin and guitar.

They're followed at 11 a.m. by the String Dusters, once nominated regionally as "Bluegrass Band of the Year." They play a wide range of styles, from hillbilly and primitive blues to cowboy and traditional rural American music.

At noon is the regionally acclaimed Nelson Rock & Circle of Willis band. Known as the"Mad Fiddler," Nelson Rock has at Mardi Gras in New Orleans beside performed with the Neville Brothers of Nashville fame.

At 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. the Adirondack Fiddlers, regional favorites, will be onstage, are onstage, followed by both the Food Stamp Band and Don Perkins & the Family Band at 2 p.m. and Nelson Rock performing a second set at 4 p.m.

The acclaimed, award-winning fiddler Sara Milonovich will be onstage at 5 p.m., accompanied by John Kirk and Trish Miller, who are outstanding musicians renowned for their work, event publicist Perky Granger said Monday.

Don Perkins and his group follow at 6:30 p.m. Open mic jam sessions may occur spontaneously afterwards.

Sunday includes gospel and mountain-music groups onstage from noon to the Jamboree's closing at 7 p.m. or so.

Marie Monroe starts off the lineup at noon, followed by the Jim Davis Band at 1 :15, Hoddy Ovitt at 2:30 p.m., Kate Seeley at 3:45 p.m., a community sing-along at 5 p.m., and wrapping up with Jim Davis and friends at 6 p.m.

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