12th Annual Bluegrass Festival

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Denison University presents the 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival featuring The Dappled Grays and The Claire Lynch Band. In addition to concert performances on Friday and Saturday, there will be free workshops presented for bass, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, voice, contradance and traditional Appalachian dance.

The Dappled Grays have been called “Atlanta’s Bluegrass Band.” Its members are powerhouse musicians who combine straight-ahead bluegrass, progressive jazz, blues sensibilities, pristine vocals, and top-flight songwriting into a startlingly fresh and original sound.

Claire Lynch, long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. She was the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a 2012 recipient of the United States Artists Walker Fellowship.

Friday, February 19

Concert I

  • 7:00 p.m., Swasey Chapel
  • The Dappled Grays CD release

Saturday, February 20


Burke Rehearsal Room

  • 10:00-bass
  • 11:00-mandolin
  • 12:00-banjo
  • 1:00-fiddle
  • 2:00-guitar

Burke Recital Hall

  • 11:00-contradance
  • 12:00-appalachian dance
  • 2:00-voice

Concert II

  • 7:00 p.m., Swasey Chapel
  • The Claire Lynch Band

Jam Session

  • 9:30 p.m., Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que
  • hosted by The Andy Carlson Band
Posted Date 
Thursday, January 21, 2016

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