Dry Branch Fire Squad (Host Band)

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Dry Branch Fire Squad

I’ve seen audiences so convulsed with laughter
that minutes had to pass before the show could go on.”
Joe Wilson, National Council of Traditional Arts

“Ron Thomason is a national treasure!”
— Ted Lehmann, No Depression

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Host band of Grey Fox since its very first year! Dry Branch Fire Squad has been a staple in the traditional bluegrass world for over 40 years now, with singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/comedian Ron Thomason leading the way. As the only band to have played at every single Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, it’s clear to see why Dry Branch Fire Squad performs annually at many of the nation’s premier festivals such as Grey Fox, Festival of the Bluegrass, and Hardly Strictly.

Dry Branch Fire Squad provides thoughtful harmony lines that give expression to the soulfulness and meaning of bluegrass and old-time music. With impeccable timing and knowledge of the modern side of country, Ron’s social commentary, catchy lyrics and song choice from the oldest traditions of music makes Dry Branch Fire Squad one of the most entertaining bands in bluegrass.

The band’s latest recording projects are Don’t Forget the Song and The Gospel Way. Filming is underway for a Dry Branch Fire Squad TV documentary. Dry Branch also hosts the High Mountain Hay Fever Festival every July in Westcliffe, Colorado.

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