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Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Returns to Northeast with All-Star Lineup
One thing is certain: music fans the world over are hungry for live music and in-person festivals. Answering the call in the Northeast is the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, which returns this summer to the picturesque Catskill Mountain town of Oak Hill, NY (1 hour from Albany, 3 hours from NYC, and 3.5 hours from Boston). For over three decades, the event has been revered for its eclectic award-winning music; unique collaborations among its musicians; introducing emerging artists to enthusiastic fans, its family-friendly atmosphere, and outstanding hospitality. This year’s lineup of 45+ bands includes traditional and contemporary bluegrass, jam bands, World Beat, Rockabilly, Hip Hop, Celtic and Cajun music.
Dobro genius and 14-time Grammy Award winner, Jerry Douglas, will be Grey Fox artist-in-residence, popping up all weekend to play tunes with artists. The festival’s host band will again be long-time favorites, Dry Branch Fire Squad. The star-studded lineup is headlined by: National Endowment for the Arts Fellow Del McCoury; the King of Newgrass Sam Bush; 3-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle and the Dukes, banjo innovator extraordinaire Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart with Special Guests, the genre-bending jamband Yonder Mountain String Band; Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers; Ireland’s red hot We Banjo 3, the queen of bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; Cape Breton’s premier fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy; 11-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year and Grammy Award winner Michael Cleveland; 4-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Sierra Hull; Nashville’s powerhouse The SteelDrivers; the all-female Della Mae, and others.
Dancers and listeners alike revel at the Catskill Stage enjoying artists well into the night, including: Scythian (named after ancient nomadic tribes of Ukraine); the zydeco-folk-reggae jamband, Donna The Buffalo; bluegrass meets rock-n-roll HillBenders, Americana roots orchestra Dustbowl Revival, hip-hop meets bluegrass Ganstagrass; and the legendary Peter Rowan performing with Los Texmaniacs (Max Baca, etc.).
Not to be missed are great touring bands that just happen to live nearby, such as Albany’s own Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys, Rockabilly rebels Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings; the Catskill Dance Stage house band Quickstep featuring John Kirk & Trish Miller; and just over the Vermont border, Beg Steal or Borrow.
In addition to performances on five stages, fans can enjoy camping, dancing, jamming, children’s shows, yoga, music and dance workshops, the 22nd annual Bluegrass Academy for Kids (ages 8-17), top of the line vendors, fresh festive foods, beer, wine, and more.
Grey Fox takes place July 13-17, 2022 on the Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, Greene County, NY. Advance full-festival camping and day passes are on sale now at https://greyfoxbluegrass.com or 315.404.5738
Grey Fox in the News
Live music and festivals are anchors of the Hudson Valley’s cultural legacy that have, to varying degrees, been pre-empted by the pandemic. But many are back in the coming months and hopes are high that they could, perhaps, bring a sense of normalcy. Source: Summer...
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival boasts a 2022 lineup that includes Del McCoury Band, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sam Bush Band and many others.Source: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2022 Lineup: Del McCoury Band, Steve Earle & More | JamBase