Dry Branch Fire Squad Coming to Huber Opera House

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

June 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Huber Opera House in Hicksville, OH

Phone: 419-258-0109

Event Description

June 9, 2014 Updated Jun 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM EST

The Huber Opera House in Hicksville, OH, will host one appearance of the nationally acclaimed country bluegrass band, the Dry Branch Fire Squad. The performance will be one night only on Monday, June 16th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, sold at the door.

“Playing in Hicksville is a bit of a homecoming for us,” said Dry Branch Fire Squad Founder Ron Thomason, who plays mandolin, banjo, and guitar. “West central Ohio native Dan Russell, near Paulding, plays bass, banjo, and the pedal-steel guitar.” According to Ron, “Dan is a legendary ‘picker’ with impeccable timing.”

“I am real excited to bring our band close to my roots,” said Dan. “We’re a tight group, which also includes Brian Aldridge, who plays guitar and mandolin, and Tom Boyd, a noted banjo picker and a master of the resophonic guitar, which is prized its distinctive sound.”

The wholesome family entertainment group has traveled all over the United States and Canada, and is known for its “exceptional” live performances on the bluegrass festival circuit due to the band’s unique blend of modern Bluegrass and Gospel, with some Country, and eve a little comedy thrown in.

Based in Richmond, CA, and recognized as the only band to have appeared at all 62 iterations of The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, The Dry Branch Fire Squad has a large catalogue of recordings, including 10 albums, most of which were released by Rounder Records. Their latest album, “Echoes of the Mountains” which was released back in 2009, features fan favorites like “Echo Mountain” and “Rider on an Orphan Train.”

The Huber Opera House is located at 157 E. High Street in Hicksville, OH. Tickets for the June 16th performance are $10.00. For more information, call 419-542-5993, or Lee Kalson, at419-258-0109.

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