This is a fine collection of songs from the Virginia based band Lost & Found, which last year marked its 30th year. Allen Mills, bass player and founding member, plays on all 14 cuts, and the CD contains songs from the current band as well as past configurations. There is a consistency of professional musicianship and recording throughout that ties this package together, plus the songs are all interesting and well chosen. Allen Mills is a great singer and songwriter himself, and two of his numbers are found here, “If Today Was The Last Day” and “Sweet Rosie By The River”. There are also songs written by Pete Goble, Randall Hylton, and Randall's sister, Wanda Dalton.
|When:||Saturday, March 5 at 7:00pm (come earlier and have your dinner)|
|Where:||Sugar & Spice Café - Poughkeepsie Plaza|
|Tickets:||Available at the Door|
I have personally known most of these fine musicians since the early 1990's, when I picked banjo with the Massachusetts band Bear Acker and Billings Gap. During that period we performed many shows with these folks, and I can attest they're all solid bluegrass veterans. Robert and Lillian Fraker for many years headed up the Bear Bridge Band from Western Massachusetts, and Dick Bowden is a wonderful bluegrass singer and instrumentalist from the State of Maine. Terry McGill you may recognize from the New Jersey based band Straight Drive, and Herb Applin is just about a bluegrass legend in New England. They know bluegrass inside and out, they've paid their dues, and they're from our neck of the woods. I'm excited they're traveling all the way to Poughkeepsie to perform for us, and I hope you come out to hear them.
The Old Time Bluegrass Singers are bluegrass pioneer Herb Applin on mandolin, Lillian Fraker on bass, Terry McGill on banjo, Dick Bowden on guitar, and Robert Fraker on guitar. All contribute vocals. Applin was designated a pioneer by the IBMM (International Bluegrass Music Museum) for his work with the Lilly Brothers, Don Stover, and Joe Val, all strong roots of bluegrass in New England."Herb Applin, mandolin and fiddle. Much honored senior bluegrass performer in New England known for his startling tenor voice. From Boston, now living in Pepperell Mass. The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro KY named Herb a Bluegrass Pioneer.
|Where||Sugar & Spice Café|
|2600 South Road (Poughkeepsie Plaza)|
|When||Friday, February 11 at 6:30pm|