Monday, 1 November 2010

Down County Boys' new residency: off to a good start

Ron Stevens of the Heart of England Bluegrass Venue reports that the Down County Boys, one of Britain's longest established and most respected bands, have had a great opening night for their new regular monthly bluegrass club at the Lady Jane, Hall Lane, Whitwick LE67 5PH, near Coalville in the north midlands of England.

Shows are held on the first Wednesday of every month; admission is free, and this month's special guest singer is Chris Chambers. The support of bluegrass fans is essential for the club's continued success.

In more than forty years since the band's foundation, there have been nearly thirty members. The current lineup, shown here, is (left to right) Chris Elson, Chris Cooper, Dan Norton, Peter Parker, and Mick Cooper. Full details of the band's history and the new venue are on their website. The band are also on MySpace.