We Survived The Heat

Cashiers mountain music festival

We survived the heat and had a great day at the Cashiers Music Festival yesterday.

The Pressley Girls at Cashiers Music Festival 2012
There was good food-and course there was good music.

Clogging at the cashiers music festival
There was some pretty fancy footwork.

The smoky mountain highlanders at the cashiers music festival
There was lots of shenanigans all day long.

Jacob Jones Will Howell and the Smoky Mountain Highlanders perform at cashiers music festival
It only took about 50 tries for a group photo before everyone looked at the camera at the same time.

Even with the heat-it was a fantastic day. A big THANK YOU to all of you who made it out to see the girls perform-and for those of you who didn’t-I hope to share some of the tunes later in the week.




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    July 28, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Definitely looks like everyone was having fun!!!

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    July 3, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Quinn-it was a huge rock with a hole in it : ) I’m not sure if it was carved-or if it was just found like that-but I’m betting it was carved since it was set up as a focal point of the park.
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    July 3, 2012 at 9:27 am

    The pictures are lovely – everyone having so much fun! Made me smile.
    Have to ask: is that a stone with a hole carved through it? A massive stump section with a hole carved through it? (I’ve managed to figure out the “hole” part, but need some help on the other. Thanks!)
    Bradley’s comment about the ice cream truck and the Nutty Buddies made me laugh 🙂

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    July 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I really planned to drive over there but the heat was just too much for me. Everyone seems to have had a lot of fun.
    Have you ever tried Bonine for car sickness? It doesn’t cause the same drowsiness as some other drugs. The only down side is that it might makes the mouth a little too dry for the singers.

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    Peggy Lambert
    July 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Great pictures and the girls looked great. Was 100 degrees yesterday and today. To miserable to move. Have been canning beans before they dried up. My half-runners are ready and I don’t like a lot of “shellies” in mine. I’ve snapped beans till I’m wishing he had found a stump to pour some of them in. No, I’m thankful for them. It is thundering out side and getting close so I will stop for tonight.
    Hope we get some rain.
    “Hillside Walking”

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    Bill Burnett
    July 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    It looks like you’re going to have to spring for a couple of Stetsons for Chitter & Chatter. I’m glad you had a good time, one good thing about Cashiers is that due to the altitude it is usually cooler than down in the valley.

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    July 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Lord!!!! it’s sooo hot! It is already 103 and climbing. Sometimes I wish I had bought an ice cream truck so I could sleep in the back of it and had a few Nutty Buddies for snacks.
    Wish I could been at Cashiers with you folks and heard the music before I before I would have fizzled plum out from the heat.

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    July 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I’m glad you all had fun at the Cashiers gig. Chitter and Chatter
    are so pretty smiling in those
    pictures, bet their singing was
    just as good. I’m sorry for who-
    ever got car sick. I’m sure that
    if I’d been along, I would have
    puked with you. (That’s what I
    use to tell my mama when she had
    got carsick ridin’ them crooked
    roads.) Am anxiously awaiting for
    the videos coming up…Ken

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    dolores barton
    July 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Glad to read that you survived the heat. I wish I had been able to watch it live, but I am awaiting the sharing of tunes this week.

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    Miss Cindy
    July 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Looks to me like the girls added a spot of ‘pretty’ to the band. Can’t wait to hear them.
    Hot, I recon, don’t know how you guys managed.
    I’m sure nothing short of your daughters could have gotten you and the Deer Hunter to willingly weather the heat.
    That’s the way it should be!

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    July 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    It looks like you all had a fabulous time! I wish I was close enough to come to these shin-digs!

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    Charles Ron Perry, Sr.
    July 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Tipper,you must be very proud of your beautiful daughters. Would love to hear them sing.

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    July 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Great pictures Tipper! I know you all had a good time. . . I have always wanted to go to the festival in Cashiers. Used to go to a bluegrass festival in North Alabama many years ago that was held on the flat of a mountain top and I had a blast. It was a 3 day ‘camp out’ type of event. Scruggs and Flats use to be there with a lot of great old players. Is it always the last weekend in June? Maybe I can go next year. 🙂

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    Mike McLain
    July 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Looks like a great time. We were up through Cashiers a week or so ago, but we missed out.

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    Uncle Al
    July 1, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Just too hot for the “Missus” to be out, but it sure looks like great fun. Look forward to video later in the week.

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    July 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Looks like a good time was had by all!! Stay cool today.. at 10:30 this morning it was already 94 F!!! How crazy is that??? Cooler weather this week we hope! My yard could really stand some cool slow rain!

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    Ed Ammons
    July 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I told you that you can’t get car sick on the back of a pick up truck. Shore am glad yunz had fun at the festival. Them girls shore are mighty looksome up there in that gazabo. I see the udden opted for the cowboy boots too. I ain’t seein no guitar or fiddle though. Hope you are holding that back.
    I wooda loved to come and seen you thair but my feet and legs don’t work anymore after I ride that far. I used to drive from Connelly Springs to Andrews on Saturday afternoon and back on Sunday morning then go to work Sunday night. Them days are gone, I guess. On the bright side, maybe yunz will show up near me sometime and I can get to see you.

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    B. ruth
    July 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Great pictures, looking forward to the music….It don’t look so hot there…How hot was it?
    It ended up being 105 here by late afternoon…
    Thanks Tipper,
    Was hoping you’all stayed cool!

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