Grass Strings

Location: R.A. Fountain

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Grass Strings Play Trad Bluegrass at Fountain Friday Night

[Fountain, NC] The Grass Strings, a 5-piece band from Kannapolis, returns to Fountain General Store this Friday night for a concert of traditional country, bluegrass, and bluegrass gospel music. 

         Founded in 1976, the Strings feature beautiful five-part vocal harmonies and excellent picking. Original members Jeff Russell, on guitar, and Jim Burris, on mandolin, are joined by Jason Hatley on bass; Lynn Russell on Dobro, and Randy Mauldin on banjo.

         Hatley and Russell were formerly in the Bridgetown Band.

         “This is a terrific band, with some of the sweetest harmonies we’ve ever heard,” said Fountain General Store proprietor Alex Albright. “It’s one of those bands we’d never get in Fountain if they weren’t on their way to somewhere else.”  The Grass Strings are headlining this year’s Red Barn Bluegrass Festival in the Bertie County town of Aulander, on Saturday, May 6.

         This marks the Grass Strings’ third performance in Fountain. “They like playing here, both for the sound and especially for our crowds, who really appreciate excellent bluegrass picking,” added Albright. “They’re one of the reasons we’re getting bluegrass acts from throughout the Southeast and East Coast–the pickers talk about their favorite places to play, and RAF’s been getting some good mention in those conversations.”

Tags: bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass