Thursday, November 02, 2006

Calling all Southern New England BG-listeners.....

Don't miss your chances this weekend to see and hear some outstanding BG music in both RI and CT. If you do, you'll be sorry.....

Starting on Friday night, November 3rd, the RIBGMA (or, Rhode Island BG Music Association, if you're not up on the initials) is presenting a show that will feature a very dynamic band called WILDFIRE at the Burrillville Junior-Senior High School, East Avenue, Harrisville, RI. Also appearing on the bill is Rhode Island's own Fifth Sunday Bluegrass Band. Showtime is 7PM -- doors will open at 6:30PM, and tickets are available at the door. If you need more information, call (401)468-8238.

On Sunday, November 5th, traditional BG is on the bill at the Plainfield Town Hall, 8 Community Ave., Plainfield, CT when DAN PAISLEY & THE SOUTHERN GRASS make their final appearance for 2006 in southern New England. Have you ever seen either Dan Paisley or his late father, Bob, get a less-than-wildly-enthusiastic response at a BG festival or show in the Northeast (or anywhere, for that matter)? I sure haven't. In addition to the Southern Grass, you'll get to see one of the infrequent-but-always-enjoyable appearances of The Bear Bridge Band. This is an afternoon show -- the doors will open at 12:30PM for pre-show jamming, and showtime is 1:30PM. For more information, see our earlier blog entry or call (860)617-0394 or (860)546-9062. If you're keeping score, this show is also sponsored by the RIBGMA.

And, if you can't stand the thought of not having live BG to see and hear on Saturday, November 4th, make the trip to the Weston Playhouse in Weston, VT. Our post on that terrific show featuring David Parmley & Continental Divide, BearTracks (with Junior Barber), and The Muellers can be found here.

There are just no excuses for you to miss these shows. We try (sometimes) not to be TOO preachy to listeners and readers about the need for you to get out and support this wonderful music when it's being performed live in your area, but I can't stop myself from strongly encouraging you to please get out to one (or, better still, ALL) of these shows. You can sleep next week.....

See you -

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