The Farm Country Shindig continues with an evening of Bluegrass music on Saturday evening, March 7 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall along Route 897 in Fivepointville.
Bob Paisley, the founder of Southern Grass, passed away in 2004. Since then then his son, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass have made their own niche in the bluegrass world. They are a national and international touring band who has earned several IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year.
With Danny Paisley on guitar, Southern Grass continues the family tradition by adding Danny’s son Ryan on mandolin. Southern Grass also includes Mark Delaney (formerly with The Country Gentlemen) on banjo, Doug Meek from York County on fiddle and Eric Troutman from Gratz on bass. Eric is known for his driving bass playing along with his fine lead & tenor singing.
Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass play powerful and intense traditional bluegrass. Danny’s lead vocals have many prominent musicians, including Alison Krauss considering him as one of their favorite singers.
Danny grew up listening to the music that his father played. He enjoyed hearing the sounds of classic bluegrass like Red Allen, Mac Martin, Bill Monroe, The Stanleys as well as old time music and traditional country music. Once you hear Danny sing, it will come as no surprise that he lists George Jones and Vern Gosdin as major influences in his singing.
Appearing with Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass will be Chester Johnson & The Foggy Mountain Grass along with Scott Eager. There are requested donations per person for ages 13 to 17. Children under 12 are admitted free. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music begins at 6 p.m. Food will be available by the Fivepointville Fire Company, 1087 Dry Tavern Road (Rt. 897), Denver, Pa. 17517. For more information call 610-573-0797.