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UPDATE: Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest Announces Schedule

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
The Del McCoury Band

The Del McCoury Band

The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival returns to Walsh Farm in Oak Hill again this summer, celebrating the best in bluegrass music over the course of four days, Thursday-Sunday (July 16-19). The line-up of performers reads like a who’s-who of prime pickin’ and singin’, and keep in mind that there’s always plenty of music going on the fest’s seven stages throughout the weekend.

All-festival tickets are now officially sold now, but single-day tickets are available at $75 per day.

Here’s the complete schedule of music that’s slated to take place on the fest’s Main Stage:

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LIVE: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, 7/17/14

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Nickel Creek at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (photo by Dave Weiland)

Nickel Creek at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (photo by Dave Weiland)

Review by Bokonon
Photograph by Dave Weiland

Thursday night at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is usually something of a warm-up. That doesn’t mean it’s any lesser quality, simply that the biggest names tend to hit Friday and Saturday evening. Not so for 2014. The 25th Anniversary Reunion of Nickel Creek was easily the biggest news of the fest, and deservedly so.

Chris Thile and Sean and Sara Watkins, who evidently started picking in the womb, were long favorites of the fest, wowing everyone with their prodigious skills and raw youth. The trio is older now, sort of, with Sean topping out at a whopping 37 and the other two checking in at a withered and wizened (not!) 33.

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Jim Lauderdale, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale

“It was Meet the Beatles. I was just a young kid, but I saw them on `The Ed Sullivan Show’ when they first came out, and that really changed my life.

“Of course, looking back at them now, I realize that those early Beatles records had American roots music all over them – Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens.”

Americana kingpin Jim Lauderdale teams up with the Nashville-based all-female bluegrass band Della Mae on the main stage at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill on Saturday (July 19).

Scott Senior, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Scott Senior

Scott Senior of the Duhks

“I can’t remember the first record that I bought. But I can remember the first record that made me think, `Holy shit! There’s this kind of music out there?!?’ It was Paul Simon’s Rhythm of the Saints. I remember hearing that, and the music just took me somewhere else. It made me move in a whole different way.”

Percussionist Scott Senior and his bandmates in the Duhks will be featured at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on Thursday & Friday (July 18&19) at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill. More info here… The Duhks will also be performing at the Green River Festival at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Mass. on Saturday (July 20). More info here…

Festival Fever: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, 7/18-21/13

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2013

They’ll be pickin’ and singin’ and grinnin’ once again this summer when the award-winning Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival once again takes over the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill. The four-day fest takes place from Thursday-Sunday, July 18-21, and as usual the Dry Branch Fire Squad will act as the fest’s host band, performing on all four days.

The initial rounds of band announcements including many of bluegrass music’s finest musicians, including the Del McCoury Band and its off-shoot the Travelin’ McCourys, the reigning International Bluegrass Music Associations’s Entertainers of the Year the Gibson Brothers, veteran banjo master Bill Keith, dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas, black stringband torchbearers the Carolina Chocolate Drops and many, many more.

Early bird all-festival tickets are $170 through May 15; children 12 & under are free. Single-day tickets are $55 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; $25 on Sunday.

Here’s what we know so far about who’s playing when at the 2013 Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest:

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Festival Fever: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, 7/19-22/12

Monday, July 16th, 2012
The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers

Story by Sylvia Aronson

“You get a little bit of everything, including the very, very top talent,” USA Today declared in selecting the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival as one of the Top 10 places to experience bluegrass music in 2012.

It’s that magical time when everything Americana, bluegrass music and sunshine rays converge on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, for the long-running, mega Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, which kicks off on Thursday (July 19) and runs through Sunday (July 22).

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LIVE: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Day One, 7/14/11

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers

“Just over in Gloryland…”

You could feel the spirit of the late Bill Monroe at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival last week. It truly was a glorious day in weather complete with puffy, white dandelion clouds and the full spectrum of bluegrass sounds at Walsh Farm in Oak Hill.

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Tony Trischka, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka


“The first record I ever had was ‘The Kingston Trio at Large,’ which I got for Christmas. I think that was in ’62 or something like that. That had a song on it called ‘Charlie on the MTA,’ which was the song that made me want to play the banjo.

But the first album that I actually bought was probably also a Kingston Trio album. I can’t remember which one at this point. Maybe it was ‘Live.’ No, ‘College Concert,’ I think it was called.”

Banjo master Tony Trischka will be playing with his band Territory (featuring Michael Daves) at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival at 6pm on Saturday on the Main Stage. He will also participate in a banjo workshop with J.D. Crowe, Mike Munford and Bill Keith at 2pm on Saturday. The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival kicks off at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill at 2pm on Thursday (July 14) and runs through Sunday. Among the many featured bands are the Sam Bush Band, J.D. Crowe & the New South, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, O’Brien Party of Seven, the Del McCoury Band, the Yonder Mountain String Band, the Infamous Stringdusters, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and many more. Go here for a full schedule. Full-fest tix (with camping included are $180; single day tix are $50 (Thursday only), $60 (Friday or Saturday) and $30 (Sunday).

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