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Our NEXT SHOWS:
Thurs Sept 17th 2017
10AM
 
Franklin Federated Church
171 Main Street,
Franklin, MA 02038
 
Come on out and join us for a 10AM Bluegrass Service!!  We have held a Jazz Service before that rocked the house so why not try some Bluegrass!   All are welcome!!
 
FRANKLIN FEDERATED CHURCH, 171 MAIN ST, FRANKLIN, MA 02038
Phone: (508) 528-3803
Email: OFFICE@FRANKLINFEDERATED.ORG
 
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Thurs Sept 23rd 2017
7PM
 
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night
Catamount Arts Building
115 Eastern Ave., St.
Johnsbury VT

For more than 40 years, Catamount Arts has worked to make the arts a fundamental part of community life.  Come and see a great Bluegrass Event!
 
Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

The Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night season kicks off on Saturday September 23 at 7 pm in the Masons Hall at Catamount Arts 115 Eastern Ave. St. Johnsbury, as always featuring the popular host band Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, plus special guests The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band from central Massachusetts. This is a free event but donations are gratefully and enthusiastically accepted!

The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band has been a popular regional band in Massachusetts for 15 years. Brothers Dave and Bob Dick have formerly been members of several national touring bands including Front Range and Salamander Crossing, plus the long running popular New England band Northern Lights. The band excels at adept and intricate instrumentation and also features harmony vocals and innovative arrangements of standards as well as unusual material.
 
Featuring:
Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing (Host Band)

Plus Special Guests from MA, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
802-748-2600

 
Check out our Show Schedule for more info.

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Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
 
CD's 

           Our new CD "Soulshine"  (2011)

On our second CD release "Soulshine" each band member has brought varied material into the band resulting in a wide variety of styles. Yet as we widen our range, we also have evolved a unique style which runs through everything we do. From an up-tempo rendition of Warren Haynes' "Soulshine" to an acapella version of the old classic "Life is Like a Mountain Railroad", to the crazy pace of Dwight Yoakam's "Stayin Up Late" to the sweet harmony singing of Rick Lang's "Lately" BVBB delivers a very satisfying musical experience for the listener.

 

To listen to cuts from this CD and to order online got to CD Baby!!!

 

Presenting our first CD:  "Debut"   (2007)

Metronome Magazine says of their CD "Debut":
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass...not only show's off their considerable prowess on their respective stringed instruments but thoroughly impress listeners with their superb vocal harmonies as well. The songs...display the quartet's superb vocals while the instrumentals...capture the group's amazingly deft string work. They are among the finest this region has to offer. Good stuff!
 

Telegram and Gazette:

Scott McLennan of the Telegram and Gazette writes; “Debut” is an acoustic stunner, bursting with fast-flying notes and sturdy vocal harmonies............no matter which direction the band chooses for an approach, the performances are inevitably crackling with an energy one is more accustomed to hearing from a stage than from stereo speakers. " 

 

 
TO ORDER OUR CD:  "DEBUT"
Please send $15.00 (includes shipping and handling) along with your return mailing address to:

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
P.O. Box 366
Sutton, MA 01590
 

Listen to some samples of our CD here!!


BVBB was privileged to be involved in Dave Dicks recent release on CMH records titled: Pickin' on Dwight Yoakum  As a band we played the 2 instrumentals noted above.  Dave produced and played a number of instruments while his brother Bob recorded, mixed and engineered the project. Lot's of hot pickers were included in the project.  Here's an apt description:
   
"Yoakam’s most popular songs are completely reinvented with great success on this all-new collection. These original arrangements capture Yoakam’s platinum selling sounds while bringing it back to the bare-root essence of bluegrass."   
Catalog #: CMH-8796   Check it out!! A Google search will yield some sound bites!
 
 
 
Here are a couple songs from the CMH release:  Pickin' on Dwight Yoakum
Guitars, Cadillac's etc - 2.91Mb
This Time - 3.18Mb
 
  
You can also hear BVBB on CMH Records 30th Anniversary Special, 2 CD collection called "Long Live Bluegrass".  BVBB was featured on this playing the song "This Time"  from the Pickin' on Dwight Yoakum CD that Dave produced. 
 
CMH Records continues to be a leader in the field of country and Bluegrass music. As you will hear in this outstanding collection of classic and contemporary roots music, the independent record label from Los Angeles has much to celebrate. CMH Records was born in 1975 when founders Martin Haerle and Arthur Smith teamed up to record and release the music of the biggest names in Bluegrass. Lester Flatt, The Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jesse, Mac Wiseman, Merle Travis, Grandpa Jones, Carl Story, Don Reno, The Bluegrass Cardinals, The Stonemans and many others recorded some of their finest work for CMH during the ‘70s and ‘80s. The label accumulated a rich catalog of classic American music, garnering numerous awards and Grammy nominations along the way.
Catalog #: CMH-1799
 
 
Bob Dick's first solo project is an excellent showcase of his instrumental and vocal skills (Bob sings lead and harmony, plays bass, mandolin, guitar, and fiddle!) as well as his arranging, recording and engineering expertise. Featuring guest visits by brother David Dick on banjo and the New Hampshire master of the Dobro, Roger Williams. Bluegrass with a modern flavor, yet true to the spirit of Christmas which inspired these classic songs, this CD deserves a place in any acoustic music lover's collection.
For credit card orders through our authorized online retailer, click below
Tidings of Comfort and Joy - CD   ($15.00)

 
For mail orders send check payable to Bob Dick at:
   Bob Dick
   PO Box 366
   Sutton, MA 01590
      
 
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