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[Fountain, NC] The Grass Cats return to Fountain General Store on Saturday, November 11, for a concert of original and traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music.
Fronted by mandolin picker Russell Johnson, the Cats are one of North Carolina’s most popular bluegrass bands. Johnson, who lives in Four Oaks, has for 27 years been picking and singing the high lonesome tenor vocals that for many define bluegrass. He has been featured on 18 CDs and a guest on countless others. He is also one of the most successful songwriters in the business, garnering three nominations for Songwriter of the Year. Over 30 of his original compositions have made the bluegrass charts.
The Grass Cats, who have released nine CDs, also include Tim Woodall on bass; Chris Hill on fiddle; Rick Lafleur on banjo; and Bailey Coe on guitar. They all share in vocals. They are the only bluegrass band on an independent label to have four singles reach #1 on the national bluegrass charts.
Tags: bluegrass gospel, Concert, original, tradtional bluegrass