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I use this blog to maintain and promote bluegrass and to showcase artists and festivals.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Getting Closer

I'm really worried about this storm headed for New England. I've got visions of being snowbound, desperately trying to dig out and finally succeeding at about the time the last act hits the stage at the Joe Val. So, for my sake let's hope it turns out to be a big nothing.

Connecticut's long time Bluegrass band, The Grass Routes Band will be showcased at the Festival this year. The group has jammed there many times in the past so now they'll be getting a closer look by a larger audience and that's good, they make great traditional music. They're fronted by Bill Reveley, vocals, fiddle, and mandolin and Marilyn Toback- Reveley harmony and rhythm guitar, also new member,veteran singer and guitarist, Dave Orlomoski, and on bass Joe DeLillo, with banjoist Joe Lemeris rounding out the band.

The Grass Routes Band


Acoustic Blue will be appearing on the main stage at Joe Val on Friday night, I've seen this band several times and they always impress me with their songwriting skills and their strong vocals and polished appearance.

T. Shaun Batho


Corey Zink


Bear Aker and Mike VanAlstyne

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