This Week's Feature: Gillian Welch Takes In Festival Scene

The sight and sounds of down-home bluegrass and fried bologna sandwiches filled the air during Memorial Day weekend as fans and artists descended on Smith Ridge, Va., for the 30th annual Ralph Stanley Bluegrass festival. Singer/songwriter Gillian Welch, who was there to perform and take in the scene, sat down with to discuss her experience, the emotional ties between festival-goers and performers, the intimate setting and those great fried bologna sandwiches.

Click here to read about Welch's experience at the Ralph Stanley Bluegrass Festival.

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