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Preliminary Grey Fox 2014 Lineup Announced (March)

Preliminary Grey Fox 2014 Lineup Announced GREY FOX 2014 PRELIMINARY LINEUP Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival staff has been busy assembling its latest and greatest all-star lineup for this year’s event set for July 17-20 on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York. With a banjo roll that would make Earl Scruggs proud, Grey Fox announces its preliminary lineup, including: National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and double Grammy winner, Del McCoury’s 75th Birthday “Delebration”; IBMA Entertainers of the Year, The Gibson Brothers; Grammy winners, Carolina Chocolate Drops; Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott; IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Claire
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Categories: 2014-performers and All The NEWS.

Dry Branch Fire Squad at the Birchmere Tonight (11/25/11)

Feeling bluegrass deprived? No worries! Dry Branch Fire Squad, long time host band of Grey Fox, plays tonight (Fri 11/25/11) at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. And to make it extra, extra special, the band is celebrating its 35th year of making soul-stirring music and connecting with their audience without rival. Go get your bluegrass fix and, like a great dessert, hear the wit and wisdom of band leader, Ron Thomason. Rumor has it that bluegrass melts all the calories you ate on Thanksgiving! Show starts at 7:30. Tel: 703-549-7500; http://www.birchmere.com/
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Categories: All The NEWS.

A conversation with Ron Thomason

Bluegrass musician, storyteller (oops, satirist) and leader of our host band, Dry Branch Fire Squad We recently asked Ron a few questions. Here’s what he had to say: When did you first hear bluegrass and what did you think? I doubt that this I remember the first time I ever heard bluegrass music, but I clearly remember the first time it made an impression on me because the impression was indelible. My father and I were riding into Honaker from our farm in Russell County, VA; the year was 1949 (possibly ’50), and we were in my grandfathers ’49 Ford
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Categories: Tidbits and Interviews.