Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival Starts Early at Martin Guitar
Nazareth, Pennsylvania - Three self-professed “grillbillies” gave an impromptu performance in the Martin Visitors Center on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Local artists George Wood on banjo, Laura Orshaw on fiddle and Saravanan “Doc” Sankaran on bass fiddle were on their way to the Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival in nearby Wind Gap, Pennsylvania. This local festival is in its 26th year and typically brings many “grassers” to the Martin Guitar Museum and factory tour. These three musicians were no exception, claiming they have never been to the Martin factory. The three joked that Saravanan will probably be up for 36 hours straight jamming. It was truly a treat to other visitors and employees alike to hear some authentic bluegrass music. We appreciate their generosity and musicianship and wonder if they might need a guitar player?