This poster features a bluegrass musician "hopping a frieght" (illegally riding in a boxcar) making his way to Claremore to the 2006 Bluegrass Festival.
Claremore's skyline (Stillwater Milling's grain elevator) appear in the distance. The 1957 Chevy Nomad that appears in the 2001, 2002, and 2004 poster waits to cros the tracks(it's also on the calendar appearing on the back wall of the box car).
The pre-war Gibson banjo that appeared in the 1991, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 posters leans against the open door, sitting on a hand-stitched chili-pepper quilt. A bowl of Chili sits on an old photo of Bill Monroe, the father of the bluegrass genre. Headline acts appear as stenciled information on the side of the box car, second-tier acts are stamped in the steel. Sponser appear as stickers on equipment cases and signs on the side of the car.
Did you notice the Oklahoma state bird, the Scissortail flycatcher perched on the Claremore sign? How about the shadow of Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt beside the road bed?
The boxcar was found on a spur track in Adair Oklahoma. The sunset pulled from Doug's stock files.