Grass Strings

photo by Tom Whelan

Formed in 1976, the Grass Strings first played Fountain with Jean Luc-Leroux in 2013 and have subsequently performed here a couple of times a year most years, like many of the best acts we’ve hosted, usually on their way to somewhere else. Long-time favorites at RAF, they are a well-established and experienced bluegrass band, originally founded in 1976 in Albemarle; most members are still in the same Piedmont area. Jim Burris, mandolin and vocals, is the last remaining original member. He’s joined in this incarnation by Randy Mauldin, vocals, banjo; Greg Abercrombie, guitar, vocals;, Ronnie Elwood, bass, vocals;, and T. Garrett Abercrombie, fiddle.

The Grass Strings record and perform both original and traditional bluegrass tunes. They are known for their three- and four-part harmonies and the skill with which the members play their respective instruments. Their latest project is the CD Lonesome Moon (2020), available on their website.

View more Tom  Whelan photos of the Grass Strings at RAF.

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Hatley, Sandy. “Lonesome Moon – Grass Strings.” Bluegrass Today 23 June 2020. Read it

Charlotte Grimes
March 2021

More Tom Whelan photos of the Grass Strings here.