JULY 29, 2010

Seventeen-year-old Shiloh Sharrard, from Troy, was the star of the Bonner Mountain Music Festival, Saturday, July 24, southeast of Orofino. The crowd responded well to her wonderful voice and the songs she sang. Shiloh has won the People’s Choice Award for Best Cowboy Musician four years in a row at the Lee Earl Memorial Gathering and has appeared in the Calgary Stampede. Seated behind Shiloh, and accompanying her on the drums, was Tyler Carson.

Dyan and Steve Spence hosted the 22nd annual Bonner Mountain Music Festival at their home. The air was delightfully cooler high up above Orofino. The music and potluck were enjoyed by the many people who showed up with their lawn chairs and good appetites. The festival was begun by Bob and Joyce Spence as a family reunion. They had so many requests to repeat it, that it became a community tradition bringing in musicians from all over.