Monday, April 11, 2011

History in the Making at Ohio Amish Country Getaway

You never know what new things you are going to find when you visit Holmes County.  Our Ohio Amish Country Getaway strives to offer guests very unique experiences.  This summer you could literally be part of history in the making in two respects.  A weekend package features an outdoor picnic dinner with a guitar concert by Grammy-nominated, Bud Preston.
The first way you are part of history is that Bud Preston has written a series of original songs that depict the history of building the Ohio Erie Canal.  Preston is also a storyteller.  His concert includes stories of how the canal was built and what the working conditions were like.  He put this into a fictional story about a couple, Rachel & William, that are young, married and William leaves Rachel temporarily while he goes to work on the Erie Canal.  William's hopes are to make enough money to buy some land and start a homestead with Rachel.  In between each song he plays he shares different historical references that went along with building the Canal.  It is hard to put in to words what a great experience this is.
The second way that you may be part of history in the making is the Bud Preston is unlike any guitar artist that you may have ever heard.  He uses more piano techniques when playing his acoustic guitars so his sound is very unique.  Sometimes people are just mesmerized when they see his hands going up and down the neck of the guitar as he plays certain songs.  The tones that come out of the guitar when he taps on it or re-tunes it are extraordinary.  He was nominated for a Grammy with his first CD release, 'Welcome'.  We expect him to be nominated for Grammy again and even to win one for this Ohio Erie Canal music.
For more information on this summer getaway experience, and future concerts, visit our Amish Country Ohio bed and breakfast website.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

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