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Long Island Bluegrass Festival draws musicians, music lovers
A building maintenance worker by day, John Chainey comes alive at night and on weekends when he holds his small mandolin close to his chest, plucks and slides his fingers across its smooth strings, and sings bluegrass lyrics that have been calling to him for more than 22 years.
“When I’m playing, there is no Long Island Expressway. If I am under the weather with a cold and I am playing, I...