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David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

 

 

Summergrass 2016 proudly welcomes David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition to the mainstage August 20th and 21st.

David grew up playing bluegrass with the Southern California favorite – Don Parmley & the Bluegrass Cardinals.  Cardinal Tradition signals a direction that encompasses the sound of the Bluegrass Cardinals but also new songs that re-imagine that heritage.

Cardinal Tradition features David on guitar, Doug Bartlett on mandolin, Steve Day on fiddle, Dale Perry on banjo and Ron Spears on bass.  This Nashville group plays hard driving bluegrass, soulful country and heartfelt gospel.  Need we say more?

Make sure you see David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition at Summergrass 2016!

David Parmley

The Gibson Brothers

Summergrass 2016 proudly welcomes The Gibson Brothers to their Summergrass debut!

The Gibson Brothers were voted 2012 & 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass, along with many, many other awards over the years.  Steve Leftridge of PopMatters described them this way:  “Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. …the reason these guys can’t lose is that Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend, and, instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste.” 

Wonderful bluegrass right here, folks! Don’t miss them as they take the Summergrass stage Saturday August 20th at 4 and 9p.m.!

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The Vintage Martins

What happens when you pair a couple of exemplary bluegrass guitar players and vocalists?

Well, you might just get a beautiful album, Traveled, released last August, and in a couple of weeks, August 20th, 3:00pm at Summergrass San Diego, you’ll get an hour of some of the best bluegrass anywhere. The Vintage Martins, Eric Uglum and Bud Bierhaus bring a resume of talent and experience playing for and with a plethora of luminaries in the country, bluegrass and acoustic genres.

Don’t miss them.

 

Bluegrass, Etc

No other band represents Summergrass Bluegrass Festival like Bluegrass Etc. This legendary band has been part of so many great Summergrass memories over the year that we’ve lost count.

Although we claim them as our own,  Bluegrass, Etc. are known worldwide for their stellar music and stage antics.  They are both entertaining and masters of their instruments.  Dennis Caplinger on banjo and fiddle (and anything else he wants to play), is joined by John Moore, who plays a stunning guitar and mandolin, and the legendary Steve Spurgin on bass.  Together they perform bluegrass (and etc.) to the delight of their audiences.  It’s a real treat to have these hometown heroes return again to our stage!

Bluegrass, Etc. will take the stage Friday and Saturday at Summergrass 2016.

Video below courtesy Paul Grinvalsky, Alvin Blaine and Old Blue Sound

Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass

CHRIS HENRY &  HARDCORE GRASS

Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass comes to Summergrass 2016 by popular demand.  The multi-talented Henry has been described as a master, innovative, and by the IBMA during one of several award nominations as  “the premiere Monroe-style mandolinist of his generation.”

Whether it’s a national festival or a small town event, Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass will bring a powerful show full of memorable moments to diverse audiences. Chris comes from a traditional bluegrass background and blends his classic sound with his own creativity. His unique brand of bluegrass has been known to excite audiences from front porches to the Grand Old Opry. Visit Chris and his band at http://christopherhenry.net/hardcore-grass/  Don’t miss this great young bluegrass act Friday and Saturday at Summergrass!

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