May 12th, 2012
Road and Ash Street
Roots Coffeehouse is proud to
have the band back that
started it all right here in Rockdale.
That's right, the first band ever to play the Grass Roots!!!
has become one the most sought after bands in New England.
With powerful three and four part harmonies and fast but
tasteful picking, these musicians are blazing new ground
throughout the Blackstone Valley and beyond. Come on down
for a night of great bluegrass music. You will not be
Bring an appetite with you! There’ll be assorted hot foods
and baked goods available for purchase.
Show begins at 7:30 PM Doors open by 6:45
or call Bob or Krissy at 508-234-9093.
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Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
News Archive 2006 - 07
Trying to catch up on things since our 3 day festival
3rd Annual Laurie Blue Bluegrass Festival
Prince Edward Island!! I
want to say for the whole band;
THANK YOU FOLKS!! We had an absolutely wonderful
The folks up there in the Maritimes have to be some of the
nicest folks your ever going to come across. They're a
tremendously appreciative audience who love their Bluegrass
and know how to show it! We caught up with some old
friends and certainly made a whole bunch of new friends as
well. We'd like to give a special shout out to Guy
Cormier, Shirley Jay, Darlene MacWilliams and Serge Bernard for making our
stay so memorable. Thanks again everybody!!
forward to our show in Rhode Island at
on November 16th. This will be our last show til December 15th when we gear up
for a Christmas show at Bobs
page for more info on both these shows.
We received our Limited Edition CD
just in time for PEI and we will be finishing up the artwork
for the full production run..... Stay tuned for more
info and how you can purchase our CD titled:
Holy Smokes, we did it....
finished the CD!
This has been a great time and experience for all of
us..... We had some really great studio time; just the
four of us tossing out ideas, watching songs evolve and
discovering new things. I've recorded a song or two before
but this was my first time recording a full CD. Whew! It's
been a great learning experience .....for all of us!
CD's will be available in just a few short weeks!
We'll send out a message when they're here.
We'll have a limited edition CD available for sale at our PEI show!!
See..... we have to go to a different country before
we release a CD!!!
We really have had a busy fall season with
all of the recording and some fantastic Gigs thrown in too!
looking forward to a busy Winter season, so please check the
for all of our gigs. We're already seeing a pretty heavy
schedule for 2008 too!!!
An especially cool show coming up is a nice 3 day indoor Bluegrass
Festival in Prince Edward Island, Canada. November 2-4.
Click here for info:
3rd Annual Laurie Blue Bluegrass Festival This
is going to be fun!!! Hope to see some of you there!
BVBB NEWS 7/19/07
We have just received word that due to some
financial difficulties, we have been dropped from the
PERKINSTOCK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL in Maine. The festival
will continue but they have been forced to reduce the
performer list with mostly Maine bands with a couple
headliners. We do apologize and are disappointed that
we will not be able to be a part of the show. We had a
radio spot planned as well as a Festival opening party!!
Bummer!! Sorry folks! djn
BVBB NEWS 7/2/07
We'll be taking a little time off for our family vacations
in July - though you may see a few of us here and there.
Dave will hook up with his old buddy Roger Williams and
Amy Gallatin, Bob
Legere at Osipee BG Festival, Ken with
and Dan and Bob with Tallgrass. Check out the links
for more info.
But look for us in August with a busy schedule as we play 3
days at the Perkinstock Bluegrass Festival in ME and then
play at Sunshine Farms ins Sherborn, MA. We're still
in the studio working on that CD and hope to have it when
you all get to see us next. Fingers crossed.
BVBB NEWS 6/16/07
Thank you everyone for making our appearance at the
Things Arts Center
such a wonderful time. You were all such a great
audience!! If some folks reading this have never been
there, its a small room which gets the audience nice and
close to the band. It really creates a warm and
intimate atmosphere. Kinda reminds me of the "Old
Vienna Coffeehouse" in Westboro, which is now closed, but
used to bring in many big name folk, acoustic and bluegrass
acts. You would be just a couple feet away from them
and feel like you were right on stage!
We just want to say that the whole band had a GREAT time and
I know you folks did too!!
We really enjoyed getting to speak with many
of you that evening and look forward to returning next year.
Thanks Mike for already booking us!!
again everyone! djn
BVBB NEWS 4/1/07
As promised there are a bunch of new gigs posted on
Show Schedule page . We are still working on finalizing
a few others too!! I posted a few pics on the
Picture page from the Joe Val 2007 festival and I'm
working on getting a video posted too. We're also still hard
at work to get our CD out.....slow but sure progress is
Also - we're playing once a month at "Mill Street
Brews" in Southbridge, MA. On the last Thursday of the
month we come out and host Bluegrass night.
We're not sure exactly what's going to happen
on any given night and you never know who may show up to
pick with the band. COOL!! Perhaps a special guest or 2 -
maybe a band - who knows. Come on out to see what happens!
Next show is April 26th.
BVBB NEWS 3/13/07
Stay tuned for a hot new schedule page update!! We are
working on a monthly bluegrass show and are putting the
final touches on 2 festivals and 2 other shows at some very
neat venues. Soon as all the i's are dotted and t's are
crossed we'll post the shows!! Meanwhile come see Ken and
Dan play with Chuck and Mudd for a fun St. Patrick's Day
Irish night at the Blue Plate in Holden, Ma. on Saturday
March 17th. See our schedule page for details. djn
BVBB NEWS 2/19/07
Wow…….. I mean WOW!
Thank you everyone for making our appearance at the
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival such a wonderful experience for
us! BVBB was overwhelmed by your show of support, the
positive response we received and we are truly appreciative
for all the kind words you had for us. Thank YOU for making
There are so many folks to thank but we’d like to note
Gerry Katz and Stan Zdonik for putting together another
great festival. The sound folks did a phenomenal job, and a
thanks to all of the volunteers and the Sheraton Tara for
handling all of us Bluegrass nuts for a long weekend!!
Thank you from all of us to all of you!
KEEP CHECKING THE
SCHEDULE PAGE!! New
gigs are popping up (some details still being worked out) so
please continue to frequent our Show Schedule page for
SEE YA SOON!
BVBB NEWS 2/1/07
Thanks for everyone coming down to the The Grass Roots
Coffeehouse in Northbridge, MA last week. We had a great
turnout and it was a great way to kick off the return of
this nice little Coffeehouse right here in the Blackstone
Valley. The renovations look great, the food was awesome
and the folks there sure love their music - check it out if
you get a chance. We're in the process of adding some new
gigs so keep checking back....we'll playing near you real
See you all soon at the Joe Val!!
BVBB NEWS 12/11/06
BVBB would like to thank all of our fans past and present
for your great support. Its really appreciated and we hope
to see you soon. We do want to let you know that you'll find
BVBB in the recording studio this winter working hard on our
new studio CD! You can look forward to seeing a whole lot
more of BVBB this year with a slew of new songs but with
that same old drive!! We hope to be playing at a venue
near you........SEE YA SOON!
Great news BVBB fans.... We have been invited to play:
The 22nd Joe Val BG Festival,
The IBMA Event of the Year! February 16-18, 2007
We'll be appearing on Saturday Feb 17th at 11:30am. Check
for details, links for the festival flyer and the BBU -
Joe Val Festival home page.
BVBB NEWS 9/26/06
Thanks for a great summer everyone!! BVBB had an awesome
time as well at all the venues too. We're looking forward
to ramping up for the fall season, so please watch the
We'd like to thank Frederick Peck
for our band photo.
Check out Frederick at:
thanks to Bob Nilson for this caricature done at the Stratham
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