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Every year at Forest Fest in Fairdale, Kentucky, families get together at the Jefferson Memorial Forest to listen to great music, eat good food, and participate in activities suitable for the entire family.
This year, folks were in for a treat when they booked Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper as the Fest’s headlining act.
When Cleveland was warming up for his set, someone started filming and what they caught was pure magic.
He began playing a quick bluegrass tune with one of his banjo players and it was amazing!
Have y’all ever seen anything like this before?! He’s SO good! If his warm up was this incredible, we can’t imagine what his actual performance was like.
Cleveland actually has quite the resume. He has been awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Fiddle Performer of the Year award TEN times. He has also played the Grand Ole Opry as guests of Alison Krauss, Bill Monroe, and Ralph Stanley.
How has he been playing on country music’s coveted stage without us even knowing?
We will definitely keep an eye out next time because he is incredible!
Watch the video below.