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Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night

Saturday, May 12, 7:00 pm

Location:
Masonic Hall
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

As always, Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night will be hosted by Vermont's favorite bluegrass band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing. This month's special guests will be The Grass Fed Boys.

The GrassFed Boys, based in Lyman NH, have been playing bluegrass since 2008. You may have seen the boys perform at gazebo concerts, the Lyndonville Street Festival, or at your local watering hole.

On the five string banjo and lead vocals is Jeff Simano from Lyman NH. Jeff has played in several local bands over the years and has been with the GrassFed Boys since the beginning. In fact the band started in Jeff’s kitchen and it hasn’t stopped since. Jeff notes that it is hard to describe what goes on at a GrassFed Boys practice, but there is rarely a dull moment.

Nick Mike, on guitar, started playing Bluegrass in the 1970’s in Ohio and West Virginia. Nick has been playing locally in the Franconia area for the past 28 years. Starting with the early formation of Gopher Broke, Nick has learned and grown from the talented pickers in the North Country.

Perry Williams, on bass, grew up in the Keene NH area and played trumpet in various concert and marching bands during his school years. After working in the hi-tech business during the 1980’s, he “retired” to Lyman and did surveying, carpentry and produced maple syrup. Perry picked up the guitar in 2001 and frequented the Back Shed jam in Monroe and the Barn Jam in Bethlehem where he met up with many other North Country musicians, eventually forming the GrassFed Boys in 2008. Perry now lives in Waterford VT where he plays bass with the GrassFed Boys and the Barnyard Incident. Perry is a co-founder of the Summertime Marching Band.

David Choate first became fascinated with Bluegrass music as a young boy watching the Dillards, aka the Darlings, on the Andy Griffith Show. David has played mandolin with the GrassFed Boys since they first came together in Jeff’s kitchen. He also handles mandolin duties for the Back Shed String Band and the Brock Hill Band out of Bridgewater NH. David is a founding member of the Friday night Bluegrass jam session at the Shed in Monroe NH, now in its 20th year.

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