For your listening pleasure, we have added the Rock Island Plow Company, a bluegrass band to our program this year. The following is an excerpt from their webpage:
This Bluegrass group was formed in 2004 with a group of veteran musicians. Each member has an extensive personal musical background which includes rock-n-roll, country and bluegrass music. This variety of talent has formed a strong foundation for the high-energy technical music that they play together today. With a strong commitment for maintaining the classic bluegrass style performed by Flatt and Scruggs and Bill Monroe in the early days of bluegrass, coupled with the interest in newer bluegrass music written for today’s audience. Rock Island Plow Company has been playing at local venues and festivals since their inception, and continues to increase their fan base at each show. The group strives to revitalize listeners to those songs which may have been forgotten since the early days of bluegrass, and make them once again the favorites of fans as they were in former days. At the same time, they respect where bluegrass is today and perform favorites from such groups as The Lonesome River Band and Country Gentlemen. Rock Island Plow Company will continue to impress show-goers and keep them coming back for more.
The band will be playing October 10, 2009 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Iams Homestead, 349 South Broadway, Trotwood, Ohio. For more information about the band go to http://www.ripcomusic.com/