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Sweet Tidings Gospel Jam

Sweet Tidings Gospel Jam is comprised of Kimberly Conley, David Dickey II, Diana Hergert, Don Hergert, and Marc Nelissen. They present hymns and traditional gospel music with emphasis on Americana roots gospel done jam-style.  Fans describe Sweet Tidings as “happy, joyful, charming, new and fresh.”

When they played at Summergrass 2014, due to some technical difficulties, the band made a decision to come off the mainstage and play on the grassy lawn to the delight of the Summergrass fans.  Their show was electric and the crowd loved them!  Make some memories and be sure to see this very special band Sunday morning on the Summergrass mainstage!

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Old Town Road

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Old Town Road  featuring Steve Toth is a dynamic, acoustic bluegrass band based in North San Diego County, California. They perform traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass music featuring five multi-talented musicians with Steve Toth on dobro, Steve Dame on five string banjo, David Collins on fiddle, Mike Silver on guitar and Lance Gucwa on bass.

Steve Toth has recently completed a unique historical book and CD on pre-war Dobros titled DOBRO ROOTS – A Photo Tour Of Prewar Wood Body Dobros.  The foreword for the book was written by Jerry Douglas, the master of the dobro and a member of the “Earls of Leicester”.   DOBRO ROOTS has received excellent reviews in Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine and other publications.

Old Town Road featuring  Steve Toth has appeared at the Summergrass Bluegrass Festival, the Belly Up Tavern, the Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Festival, the Temecula Bluegrass Festival, the Wayne Rice Show – Bluegrass Special on KSON Radio, Bluegrass Day at the Del Mar Fair, Via Verde Estates Concert Series, El Cajon Concert on the Green Series, and various other concerts and shows in the San Diego area.   They always put on a fun-filled performance so don’t miss this exciting bluegrass group!

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This Just In!

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This Just In! is a four piece bluegrass band with emphasis on three and four piece vocal harmonies. This is a group that is growing in stature and reputation in the Southern California area. They do a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles. Members are Bob Fitch, guitar, Dave Richardson, banjo, Paula Lane, resophonic guitar and Pete Lorentz, upright bass. They’re scheduled to be on stage at Summergrass Saturday, August 20

Bob Fitch, guitar and lead vocalist, was born in New York State and music has been In his life from the very beginning.  He has been playing guitar since the age of eight.  A few years later, he formed a band and was playing at all the major resort hotels in the Catskill Mountains.  While living in the mountains of Colorado, he became interested in bluegrass music.  Bob owns his own business teaching children safety awareness and self defense.

Dave Richardson, 5-string banjo, vocals, was born in Jefferson Co., in Appalachian Ohio, where he spent many evenings backstage at at the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia.  Upon graduation from college, he moved to Hawaii, where he became a permanent member of the Don Ho show.  He has recorded with Glenn Campbell, Jimmy Martin, Chris Hillman, Herb Peterson, Kenny Rogers & Mel Tillis.  By day, he lives in San Gabriel and works in Burbank at Bosch Communications Systems.

Paula Lane, resophonic guitar and vocals, was born in Jacksonville, Fla.  She became interested in bluegrass music after moving to Southern California in 1978.  She bought her first “Dobro” as a Christmas present in 1984 and decided this was the instrument she was meant to play.  She has played in several California bands.  Paula is also an accomplished wildlife photographer who often posts her photos on her Facebook site.  Become her Facebook “friend” and see these great pictures, particularly of birds.

Pete Lorentz, upright bass and vocals, was born in California and raised in rural Missouri. The son of a professional musician, he was exposed to many different kinds of music. He has been playing bass for nearly 45 years with numerous bands. He is retired from a 31 year career an X-Ray Service Engineer.

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Gone Tomorrow

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Summergrass welcomes back one of San Diego’s longest running bands, Gone Tomorrow. Gone Tomorrow is Richard Burkett, band leader, on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Steve Dame on banjo and vocals, Don Hickox on fiddle and vocals, and Dwight Worden on bass and vocals.

At Summergrass you will see Gone Tomorrow on the mainstage Sunday, August 21st at 11 AM.    Any time there’s a fifth Sunday, you’ll be able to find them playing at Urban Solace in North Park, located at 3823 30th St., just south of University Ave.  Gone Tomorrow also play the second Sunday evening,  6:30-8:30,  at  Bistro Sixty located at 5987 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego CA.  You can also catch them occasionally at the second Tuesday San Diego Bluegrass Society gathering at Fuddruckers in Grossmont Center in La Mesa.

The band presents authentic classic bluegrass in the Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs style as well as occasional classic country tunes, blues, modern bluegrass from the likes of Del McCurry and other fare. Richard Burkett pens originals for the group, as does Steve Dame. You can expect to hear fierce, hard driving banjo from Steve along with Richard’s tasteful lead and rhythm guitar, blended with strong bass from Dwight and Don’s melodic fiddling. All four of these veteran musicians sing and deliver three and four part harmonies. Check out the band’s latest news at www.gonetomorrowbluegrass.com.

Don’t miss Gone Tomorrow at Summergrass!

 

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