I am Finley. James Finley, specifically— though the specificity of that is low too as “James” is the most common name amongst Finleys. James Finley, specifically. I am a Christian, a father of three, a software engineer, an amateur instrument builder and woodworker, and a bard.

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Friday was day 2 of DelFest! We got a nice, calm wake up in the camp, kids met a lot of friends and we got in a lot of great music. Cris Jacobs, Dré Anders, and The California Honeydrops.

I realized in editing photos I barely took pictures on Friday. There was a lot of fun downtime in between everything to just relax. The California Honeydrops was a 10pm show, so I went by myself after the kiddos went to sleep. We listened to them more on the way home to St. Louis and my wife is super jealous that she didn’t get to see them.

Gonna be slowly getting photos up from our adventure to Maryland. Last Tuesday we got the Jeep all packed up. Let’s just say that for our family to survive for a week, we needed a few things… Wednesday morning we hit the road before 7am and drove 12 hours from the flatlands of Illinois, through Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and finally Maryland. We crashed in the mountains for the night before heading to DelFest.

Thursday we saw Del McCoury and his band sound check in, had our minds blown by Sierra Hull’s blazing mandolin, and finished our night with Trampled by Turtles.