Amateur musicians and aficionados have made sure an established bluegrass organization has existed in South Florida since the early Seventies. This weekend the crew presents its 24th annual Everglades Bluegrass Festival. Over three days in North Miami-Dade, where they've held first-Sunday-of-the-month bluegrass jams since the early Eighties, they'll welcome a slew of national and local bluegrass acts, such as the James King Band, the Chapman Family, Goldwing Express, and Southern Bred. Food, arts and crafts, records, tapes, and sundry souvenirs will also be available. The very bold are encouraged to camp out if they dare.
Just don't dare confuse bluegrass, which according to Glosser offers good, clean, family-oriented fun, with contemporary country music, or any other type at that. "Modern country is not country," he says. "It's basically a form of country rock. It ain't like it used to be." And what's wrong with some good old rock and roll every now and then? Well, as Glosser notes: "Rock is evil!"