Dry Branch Fire Squad brings blazing bluegrass to The Palms

By From page A9 | February 05, 2014

Dry Branch Fire Squad will provide blazing bluegrass and bursts of humor at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters.
Playing blistering traditional bluegrass and old-time mountain music since their formation 35 years ago, Ohio-based Dry Branch Fire Squad couches its music in the Appalachian culture in which it evolved, giving audiences a better understanding of the music’s deep emotional and historical wellspring.

Dry Branch’s tight vocal harmonies and traditional, uncluttered instrumental accompaniment (mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass) infuse its music with unabashed heart and vitality.

During performances, the audience delights in frontman Ron Thomason’s knowing, unsentimental evocation of mountain culture, and is repeatedly rendered helpless with laughter by his brilliantly wry, all-too-true commentaries on life beyond Appalachia.

Thomason (mandolin) is joined by Dan Russell (bass), Brian Aldridge (guitar) and Tom Boyd (banjo and Dobro).

Tickets are $20 and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out.
For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and drybranchfiresquad.com.

Enterprise staff

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