Evolution of Bluegrass 2016

In our third go-around, David Gandin, representing the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, presented six classes at The Center for Lifetime Study held at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie.

Fred Robbins was there to capture all of the classes and the fabulous musicians who so ably demonstrated their instruments.

Featuring Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

Featuring Andy Bing – Dobro
David Gandin – Bass

Guest Lecturer, Dick Bowden – Banjo

Featuring Nick Novia – Guitar & Vocals
Fred Robbins – Bluegrass Memories

Featuring Ben Fraker – Mandolin

Featuring Chris Brashear – Fiddle


June 12, 2016: The Band
Dick Bowden – Banjo, Vocals
Nick Novia – Guitar, Vocals
Chris Brashear – Fiddle, Vocals
Ben Fraker – Mandolin
David Gandin – Bass


Founded in 1994 to knit together the bluegrass community of musicians and fans. The HVBA is chartered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts and educational organization, we promote bluegrass and related acoustic music in the Hudson Valley through jam sessions, concerts, and open mics in conjunction with other not-for-profit organizations.

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