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Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass

CHRIS HENRY &  HARDCORE GRASS

Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass comes to Summergrass 2016 by popular demand.  The multi-talented Henry has been described as a master, innovative, and by the IBMA during one of several award nominations as  “the premiere Monroe-style mandolinist of his generation.”

Whether it’s a national festival or a small town event, Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass will bring a powerful show full of memorable moments to diverse audiences. Chris comes from a traditional bluegrass background and blends his classic sound with his own creativity. His unique brand of bluegrass has been known to excite audiences from front porches to the Grand Old Opry. Visit Chris and his band at http://christopherhenry.net/hardcore-grass/  Don’t miss this great young bluegrass act Friday and Saturday at Summergrass!

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Burning Heart Bluegrass Band

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There is  nothing like the sound of guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and doghouse bass when they get into that special Bluegrass groove. Add to that high-powered vocals and soaring harmonies and you have Burning Heart Bluegrass. This great new band includes Jeff Fleck on guitar, Dan Sankey on mandolin, Keith Chagnon on banjo, Ron Vance on bass, and Steve Rosenstein on fiddle.

With nearly 100 years of musical experience between them, the members of Burning Heart Bluegrass delivers the bluegrass essentials with energy, drive, passion, and precision. Drawing it’s repertoire from old and new Bluegrass classics, BHB serves up  a genuine Bluegrass experience,  no gimmicks, upgrades, or additives!

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Sweet Tidings Band

Sweet Tidings Gospel Jam is comprised of Kimberly Conley, David Dickey II, Diana Hergert, Don Hergert, and Marc Nelissen. They present hymns and traditional gospel music with emphasis on Americana roots gospel done jam-style.  Fans describe Sweet Tidings as “happy, joyful, charming, new and fresh.”

When they played at Summergrass 2014, due to some technical difficulties, the band made a decision to come off the mainstage and play on the grassy lawn to the delight of the Summergrass fans.  Their show was electric and the crowd loved them!  Make some memories and be sure to see this very special band Sunday morning on the Summergrass mainstage!

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Old Town Road

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Old Town Road  featuring Steve Toth is a dynamic, acoustic bluegrass band based in North San Diego County, California. They perform traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass music featuring five multi-talented musicians with Steve Toth on dobro, Steve Dame on five string banjo, David Collins on fiddle, Mike Silver on guitar and Lance Gucwa on bass.

Steve Toth has recently completed a unique historical book and CD on pre-war Dobros titled DOBRO ROOTS – A Photo Tour Of Prewar Wood Body Dobros.  The foreword for the book was written by Jerry Douglas, the master of the dobro and a member of the “Earls of Leicester”.   DOBRO ROOTS has received excellent reviews in Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine and other publications.

Old Town Road featuring  Steve Toth has appeared at the Summergrass Bluegrass Festival, the Belly Up Tavern, the Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Festival, the Temecula Bluegrass Festival, the Wayne Rice Show – Bluegrass Special on KSON Radio, Bluegrass Day at the Del Mar Fair, Via Verde Estates Concert Series, El Cajon Concert on the Green Series, and various other concerts and shows in the San Diego area.   They always put on a fun-filled performance so don’t miss this exciting bluegrass group!

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Gone Tomorrow

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Summergrass welcomes back one of San Diego’s longest running bands, Gone Tomorrow. Gone Tomorrow is Richard Burkett, band leader, on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Steve Dame on banjo and vocals, Don Hickox on fiddle and vocals, and Dwight Worden on bass and vocals.

At Summergrass you will see Gone Tomorrow on the mainstage Sunday, August 21st at 11 AM.    Any time there’s a fifth Sunday, you’ll be able to find them playing at Urban Solace in North Park, located at 3823 30th St., just south of University Ave.  Gone Tomorrow also play the second Sunday evening,  6:30-8:30,  at  Bistro Sixty located at 5987 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego CA.  You can also catch them occasionally at the second Tuesday San Diego Bluegrass Society gathering at Fuddruckers in Grossmont Center in La Mesa.

The band presents authentic classic bluegrass in the Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs style as well as occasional classic country tunes, blues, modern bluegrass from the likes of Del McCurry and other fare. Richard Burkett pens originals for the group, as does Steve Dame. You can expect to hear fierce, hard driving banjo from Steve along with Richard’s tasteful lead and rhythm guitar, blended with strong bass from Dwight and Don’s melodic fiddling. All four of these veteran musicians sing and deliver three and four part harmonies. Check out the band’s latest news at www.gonetomorrowbluegrass.com.

Don’t miss Gone Tomorrow at Summergrass!

 

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