Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Bands in 2010

In addition to some familiar names in our lineup there are a few that you might not be too familiar with. Let's start with The Boxcars. This is a brand new band made up of Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon. With talented musicians like these this group is bound to become popluar with all you bluegrassers and JuneFestivarians.
Another band which is fairly new......Brand New Strings.....some of you may already have seen them perform as they were winners of the '09 SPBGMA band competetition. Check them out at They will be here in Sept.
We also have for the first time this year in the Sept. lineup, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, a wonderful husband and wife team who have recorded some great songs. You can find more info on them at
Jerry Butler has a new band...Jerry Butler and the Blu-J's with a new cd worth checking out.."Haulin' Grass". We're sure you're going to enjoy them at JuneFest. And we always look forward to seeing his #1 fan, Miss Sami :)
You might want to check out G2 on the web at: This band comes to us in September all the way from Sweden. And, yes, they are a bluegrass band! Let's make sure we show them what southern hospitality is like :).
The Travelin' McCourys. hmmmm where have we heard that name before?? Oh, in Del McCoury......... But Daddy Del won't be part of this ensemble. Here's your chance to see what the boys are up to when Daddy isn't around! Plan on joining us for JuneFest to hear this band.
Last, but certainly not least, we are bringing a familiar name with his band to Dumplin Valley for the first time........Lou Reid & Carolina. Lou has performed here a couple of times with Seldom Scene but this will be his first trip here with his own band. We are certainly looking forward to this. He'll be joining us in JuneFest.
Now that we have filled you in on the new additions to the Dumplin Valley family of musicians, we want to remind you that in addition to the above mentioned groups we are bringing back some of your favorite bands in 2010: June: Bluegrass Brothers; Paul Williams & The Victory Trio; Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier; The Expedition Show (formerly Williams & Clark Expedition); JD Crowe; Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice; Balsam Range; Barry Scott & Second Wind; Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain (mmmm hope she brings Moon Pies with her again!). September: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; IIIrd Tyme Out; Dailey & Vincent; The Grascals; Lonesome River Band; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper; Paul Williams & Victory Trio; Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier; James King Band.....& if I have left anyone out........sorry......let me know. Several of the bands have new projects in the works. Keep checking back and I will post news here when I get it. Also, check out our Facebook page.
As you can see, the festival season looks to be an exciting one this year at Dumplin Valley. Many camping reservations have already been made so if you are planning to camp with us, please let us know soon.

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