It’s another beautiful Sunday afternoon at a warm, shady North County winery. The Lazy Locals Summer Concert Series at Castoro Cellars are one of the best ways to spend a summer Sunday: sipping wine in the shade, listening to free live music. Bring along a picnic lunch and hang out in the vineyard. Does life get any better?
Old-time bluegrass band Little Black Train will be performing at Castoro Cellars Tasting Room on Sunday, August 8 at 1:00 p.m. The band will present a fun, refreshing fusion of vintage fiddle tunes, blazing mandolin, and songs of old-time Americana, for no cover charge.
What do you get when you mash up a virtuosic bluegrass mandolinist, a traditional Irish fiddler, and an old-timey songster? Kenny Blackwell (mandolin and guitar), John Weed (fiddle), and Stuart Mason (guitar, banjo, and mandola) are the bluegrass-roots trio Little Black Train. From Depression-era gospel and blues to Appalachian and Celtic dance tunes, they dig up the roots of bluegrass that traveled to America from Ireland and Scotland in the 19th century. Avid practitioners of the time-honored folk process, these boys combine new words and melodies with traditional songs from sources such as the Carter Family, Doc Boggs, and Charlie Poole. On the instrumental side, they mine fiddle tunes from archival sources in West Virginia, Ireland, and Scotland.