Each year the Columbus Washboard Company (detailed on another posting) sponsors a Washboard Music Festival.
In addition to the music they had a parade.
Which featured mostly vintage tractors.
Vendors selling an assortment of unusual items, including box guitars.
As well as observing the local way of securing criminals?
But we were here for the music.
Artists from the various groups joined in with the other bands, including this fiddle player from Canada.
Ira the somewhat cynical banjo player from Philadelphia. For the most part he had an audience of 1 (me), and had to play in front of a payday loan store, so I can see why he is cynical.
Meanwhile on the main stage a collection of washboard players gathered…
Bringing their strange instruments.
Coming from far and wide.
To join the legendary Washboard Hank, from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. I am not sure why but a number of the performers were from Canada!
Hanks helmet is also an ‘instrument’
The collection of washboard players joined Hank and his band on stage for a few songs.
But we had to catch the Hillbilly Bus…
It was time to leave the laundry hanging across the street and get out of town.