Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Ways to Reach Us

Diamonds in the Rough now has two new ways for you to reach them! Check out the links on the left hand side of your page, or click on the following links.  Keep spreading the word about this new group!

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Video Posted!

Check out for a new video I took at the Southport Bluegrass Jamboree.  It is not the best quality but you can hear it.  Your jaw will drop like mine did, that an 81 year old woman can still sing like that!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Southport Bluegrass Jamboree Surprise!

Guess who's going to play with Blue Lonesome tonight at 5p.m.?  Yup, you guessed it, our very own Nat Grimes.  (We were both as surprised as you are!)  Blue Lonesome's fiddler had to cancel at the last minute so they called Nat and asked her to fill in.

Come see her tonight in Southport, IN.  I'll be there too, jamming my little heart out and showing off my new guitar. :)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Southport Bluegrass Jamboree

Vicka and I will be heading to Southport, IN this weekend to go hear some friends perform.  Their band, Blue Lonesome, will be performing, and after that we will all jam our little hearts out! :)  I am excited to take Vicka to yet another jam, and we are both excited to hear Blue Lonesome! :)  The event starts at 5pm.  Hope to see some of you come out to hear some good toe tappin' bluegrass music!!  Have an awesome weekend!


A Very Late Introduction

Hi, my name is Victoria Ingersoll. My friends call me Vicka. I’m the other half of the Diamonds in the Rough and I’m finally posting. Before Nat and I formed the Diamonds, I took six years of classical guitar lessons. I got my first guitar for my eleventh birthday because I wanted to be a cowboy when I grew up. I was convinced that if I got a guitar, the boots, hat, and horse would follow. (The difference between cowboys and cowgirls wasn’t too important at that age. I just thought cowboy sounded cooler.) :) I quit guitar lessons at nineteen to go to college for writing. I still loved music, but I couldn’t really see classical guitar in my future.

Then, along came Nat from The Grimes Girls. Nat and Kat and I go to church together. Kat had just gotten married and didn’t want to travel far away from hubby so The Grimes Girls decided to take a sabbatical for the summer of 2011. (Don’t worry all you Grimes Girls fans, the Grimes Girls aren’t splitting up. They’re just taking a break.) But Nat still wanted to play fiddle and mentioned to me that she needed a guitarist. I volunteered and we created, Diamonds in the Rough.

I've learned so much in the two months I've been playing bluegrass guitar.  I can’t wait to jump into this new adventure, meet all the wonderful people I’d never meet otherwise, and play my heart out! I’ll be posting more in the future.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Count Down to Alaska

We have exactly 58 days until we leave for Alaska!!!!! :)  I just got news that our plane tickets have been bought and confirmed! :)  I am getting very excited, but also nervous! I ask for your prayers, because I know I am a bit freaked out about being away from everything I know for such a long time.  I can't wait to go and I know I will have a blast, but it suddenly seems to be coming up so fast.  The Lord is good, however, so I know my nerves will be calmed and I will be ready to fly (no pun intended) ;)  when the day arrives.  :) 

Don't forget to check out our Youtube accont at to see videos of where we will be going and such!


Ithchin' to Pick

Vicka and I were able to spend two days this last weekend in Kentucky at a jam session.  We had so much fun and met several really awesome people! :)  Neither of us wanted to leave. 

Vicka met some guitarists who helped teach her several songs and I met a fiddle player who made me jealous because he is SO stinking good.  He played a crazy cool song call El Cumbanchero.  I couldn't even try to take a break on it, but I told myself I was going to come home and learn it.  I found a recording on Youtube yesterday and spent all of yesterday and today learning it! :) I now know El Cumbanchero and I can't wait to play it in public!! :)