Bluegrass Experience

Adrian Farmer – Vocals, Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo [more about Adrian]
Rosie Davis – Vocals, Bass, Autoharp, Banjo, Guitar, Clogging [more about Rosie]
Rick Townend – Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo
Tim Davies – Vocals, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin [more about Tim]

A bit of History:
Rosie, Rick and Tim had played in the Townends Special Bluegrass Service with Andy Townend until Andy’s death in 1998. After this, they did not play for some time. But there were two outstanding engagements – at Lewes and Dartford folk clubs. The organisers at both venues encouraged them to put on a show in each case, so they asked Adrian to join them: Adrian had helped out on several occasions before, deputising when one of the band was unable to play. The gigs were very successful, and so a new band was formed, with much new material, and a new sound, using Adrian’s lead guitar work as a fundamental part of the way they play

Their Music:
Since 1999 the band have made their mark in the bluegrass world, mainly at concert venues. Their show is tight, musically extremely exciting, and also very entertaining. Their material includes original numbers by Rosie, Rick and Adrian, and also their own arrangements of traditional bluegrass and other folk songs. They play the bluegrass classics – Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Orange Blossom Special, Duelling Banjos, and also many songs from the ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou’ suite. Not least, their interpretations of bluegrass trio numbers, particularly after the style of the Osborne Bros, give another dimension to their sound.

Live Review in North West Bluegrass News

 

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