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Sat, May 12th, 2012

Grass Roots Coffeehouse

Rockdale Congregational Church
Fowler Road and Ash Street
Northbridge, MA
 
7:30 PM
 
The Grass 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!!!   Blackstone Valley Bluegrass 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 disappointed!

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 PM
 
For more info, email aplandbob@aol.com, or call Bob or Krissy at 508-234-9093. 
 

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Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

News Archive  2006 - 07

11/11/07
 
Whoooeee! Trying to catch up on things since our 3 day festival at the 3rd Annual Laurie Blue Bluegrass Festival on Prince Edward Island!!  I want to say for the whole band; THANK YOU FOLKS!!  We had an absolutely wonderful time!  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!!
 
Looking forward to our show in Rhode Island at Homestead Gardens on November 16th.  This will be our last show til December 15th when we gear up for a Christmas show at Bobs Grass Roots Coffeehouse See our Schedule page for more info on both these shows.
 
BVBB CD INFO: 
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:  "DEBUT"
 
 
10/20/07
 
Holy Smokes, we did it....  We have finally 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!!!  
Anyway....
 
We really have had a busy fall season with all of the recording and some fantastic Gigs thrown in too!  We're looking forward to a busy Winter season, so please check the Schedule page 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
IMPORTANT UPDATE:  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 with Ray Legere at Osipee BG Festival, Ken with Erica Brown 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. 
Have A Happy 4th Of July!!
 
BVBB NEWS 6/16/07
Thank you everyone for making our appearance at the Amazing 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!!
Thanks again everyone!  djn
 
BVBB NEWS 4/1/07
UPDATES:
As promised there are a bunch of new gigs posted on the 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 being made.  
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 our day!
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 updates.  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 soon. 
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 the Schedule page 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 Schedule page for new gigs. 

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We'd like to thank Frederick Peck for our band photo. Check out Frederick at: http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/store.aspx?p=4047

Special thanks to Bob Nilson for this caricature done at the Stratham Fair 7/28/02.

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