Middle Fork Bluegrass on Whitewater, 2009
Few things complete a day on the river better than a good meal followed by great music. There's something about the strumming of an acoustic guitar accompanied by the crackling of a fire that harkens back to a simpler time when a full belly and friends were more than enough to satisfy our needs. Bluegrass music had its beginnings in the mid-1940's as a result of needed entertainment for post-WWII rural areas. Banjos, fiddles, mandolins and guitars can be played just about anywhere, which is one reason that this genre of music works so well for a river trip.
ECHO is once again honored to have Grammy-winning Bluegrass musician Laurie Lewis and mandolinist extraordinaire Tom Rozum along for the ride on our August 8th Middle Fork trip. Both of these accomplished artists will accompany the trip as it winds through the impressive rugged beauty of Idaho and treat guests to evening jams each evening in camp. Laurie and Tom's crooning, strumming and fiddling will have everyone tapping their feet and singing along as they take their show downriver.
Guests return year after year to join these self-proclaimed "river rats" for this unique adventure. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is without a doubt the best multi-day alpine rafting trip in the country. You'll discover fantastic scenery, experience natural history, view wildlife, eat great food and hear exceptional music. What more could you ask for?