TODAY’S FEATURED 2018 DANBY FESTIVAL BAND:
REDWOOD HILL is a group of veteran pickers playing bluegrass music from the Country Gentlemen songbook. They come to us from NY, CT, MA, and NH. This group of friends have banded together to pay tribute to bluegrass music’s legendary Country Gentlemen, a group highly acclaimed as one of the most important progressive bluegrass bands for their unique blend of folk and bluegrass.
Keith Edwards has an extensive background in bluegrass music, playing in several groups including The Feinberg Brothers, Straight Drive, and Zink & Co. As a big fan of Charlie Waller, lead singer/guitarist for the Country Gentlemen, Keith plays guitar with Redwood Hill.
Called “simply the best bluegrass bass fiddle player in New England” by the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, Lillian Fraker is well known in New England bluegrass circles. She has played in several bands including The Bear Bridge Band, The Old Time Bluegrass Singers, Girl Howdy, and Tex’s Troubadours.
Dave “Tex” Orlomoski, on mandolin, is a multi-instrumentalist and currently a member of the Seth Sawyer Band. He is the founder of Tex’s Troubadours, and one-half of the Bear Minimum duo. Previous bands include The Bear Bridge Band, Shady Creek & Grass Routes.
Dave Shaw, on banjo, has a lifetime of experience in country and bluegrass music. He’s a founding member of the Bear Bridge Band, and he currently plays in the Seth Sawyer Band, Newfound Grass, and he teams up with Dave “Tex” Orlomoski in Bear Minimum.
Click here to see the band perform “Silence or Tears”!
Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodHillBand/.