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Our NEXT SHOWS:
Thurs Sept 17th 2017
Franklin Federated Church
out and join us for a 10AM Bluegrass Service!! We
have held a Jazz Service before that rocked the house so why
not try some Bluegrass! All are welcome!!
FEDERATED CHURCH, 171 MAIN ST, FRANKLIN, MA 02038
Phone: (508) 528-3803
Thurs Sept 23rd 2017
Catamount Arts Bluegrass
Catamount Arts Building
115 Eastern Ave., St.
For more than 40 years, Catamount Arts has worked to make
the arts a fundamental part of community life. Come
and see a great Bluegrass Event!
Admission: Free (Donations
The Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night season kicks off on
Saturday September 23 at 7 pm in the Masons Hall at
Catamount Arts 115 Eastern Ave. St. Johnsbury, as always
featuring the popular host band Bob Amos & Catamount
Crossing, plus special guests The Blackstone Valley
Bluegrass Band from central Massachusetts. This is a free
event but donations are gratefully and enthusiastically
The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band has been a popular
regional band in Massachusetts for 15 years. Brothers Dave
and Bob Dick have formerly been members of several national
touring bands including Front Range and Salamander Crossing,
plus the long running popular New England band Northern
Lights. The band excels at adept and intricate
instrumentation and also features harmony vocals and
innovative arrangements of standards as well as unusual
Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing (Host Band)
Plus Special Guests from MA,
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
out our Show
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What they're saying
Thank you gents for a wonderful concert! My Tuesday section did a
most mortem this afternoon and here are a few of their
"Vocal harmonies were outta sight!" "Loved their
pacing." "You could tell they love making music"
"They played together like water, one taking the lead and the
others still present adding balanced texture".
"Blew me away that they switched instruments and played them
with such virtuosity."
"Joyful energy that made me tap my feet and smile." "I loved
the quality of their voices together and individually."
"Their humor was unforced and genuine." "I love country
music, and while they don't sound like Johnny Cash, their
honesty makes me think of his early recordings." And the
stinger from one of my football players...
"I thought it was gonna be guys blowin' on jugs an'stuff, but it
wasn't and I was totally overwhelmed".
You guys were great. I loved it all. You touched me deeply with
Take me in your lifeboat. The a cappella beginning was stunning
and the take-off into the Flatt and Scruggs presentation was a
beautiful tribute to that iconic duo without being an imitation.
Lovingly crafted and stunningly executed gentlemen. I
would like to have you back next October if you will consider
Coordinator of the Performance and Music Co-Curriculum
Framingham State University 10/12
THANK YOU BVBB for the best wedding music we could have
dreamed of! John & I were so happy and I can't even tell you
how many people complimented our choice of music! See you at
one of your next shows! :)
Stephanie and John 10/12
I just wanted to thank BVBB for putting on a great
performance at our Colonial Harvest Day event yesterday! You
were the stars of the show, which we hoped you would be, and
you more than met our expectations! You certainly wowed the
crowd with your mandolin playing Dan! I hope we can have you
back again, with the possibility of having the BVBB perform
on the new stage over on the Green next time. In the
meantime, thanks again and let’s keep in touch.
Chris Lindquist, Westfield, MA 9/12
Dear Dan, Bob, Dave and Ken - We are thrilled that you
played music for us at our wedding on June 4th. You all
were awesome to deal with the wind at the park and the quick
trip back to the barn - I couldn't believe you were
already playing when we arrived. Two of my favorite
memories of the day are skipping down the aisle to "Happy
Together" and dancing like crazy towards the end of your set
with all the little kids. Fun made possible by you!!
Meg and Dave 6/11
skies opened up and the rains came at Freedomsong 3, the outdoor veterans fundraiser, & the members of
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass band did not skip a beat. When it
was decided to move everything inside, they eagerly agreed, and
helped move equipment, all the while chatting it up and smiling.
Not only were their personalities infectious to those around
them, the music was phenomenal. Every note was the right note.
Every harmony soared in perfect pitch. Though there were many
highlights to Freedomsong 3, my personal highlight was BVBB.'
Jim Perry, organizer,
Freedomsong 3 7/10
I just want to tell
you that you were all fantastic. You were everything I wanted in
a band - you are all extremely talented, happy and flexible! I
can't believe you learned Time After Time AND Forever and Ever
Amen for me two weeks before the wedding!! It truly made my
wedding unique and I received so many compliments about your
band. Recently, someone told me they wished you played for the
whole wedding... which would have been awesome!! I would
recommend Blackstone Valley Bluegrass for any occasion - because
you are all professional, kind and damn good at playing your
instruments!! Thanks again for a wonderful reception and for
letting my dad play some guitar with you all! He loved that so
Alicia Purdy, Pomfret, CT 6/10
You guys put on an incredible show. My friend Joey ... said
to me, “you might hear as good as this, but you’ll never
hear better”. My sentiments exactly and everyone in
attendance felt privileged to be there. Thank you for giving
this neck of the woods an opportunity to hear “the real
deal”. Best of luck with your summer schedule, I
hope to get up to your area to see you play soon.
Fred Wilkes -
Mill, Greenville, RI
You made our Wedding
night such a wonderful time - the party was made by the
music. We want you back for an encore!
and Emerson Allen, Union, CT 8/09
What a pleasure it was to welcome
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass to the Pilgrim Church. It was
such a wonderful evening. I'm still trying to figure out
who had more fun - the band or the audience! I really
think that the delight was equally shared - and that made for a
whole lot of happy people. Thanks for making it happen!
Rev Kim McKerley 12/09
Thank you SO MUCH for your music at our wedding. We
had numerous people tell us how much they liked the music
and how much fun they had. We both really loved the
"Bramble and the Rose"! Thank you for helping to make
our wedding a special day for us and for everyone there.
Jeff and Hannah,
I just wanted to say thanks again to you guys for doing such
a great job!!!!
Everyone loved your music, they thought it brought some good
cheer to the day! I only wished you could have played more!
........ the day went really well and everyone had a really
Boston Scientific Employee Appreciation Day
BVBB is hands down the most toe-tappin', arms-flyin',
jamtastic band around! They were incredibly accommodating
for our recent wedding helping to make us both feel
completely at ease knowing everything would be taken care
of. Not only are they incredible musicians, they even
learned how to play Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" just for
our wedding... and Halva Nagila (on the spot)! We loved
their performance of the bluegrass first dance, "Ruby on the
Railroad" as well!
Countless people approached us both during and after the
wedding saying..."I LOVED the band!" "That was the most fun
wedding I've ever attended!" and "I had no idea bluegrass
could be so amazing!" Thank you BVBB, we really appreciate
Venables & Matt Vogel - Pleasantville, N.Y. - 2007
You guys were
fantastic Saturday evening. I can’t say enough about how patient
you were with me ...... and what a great show you put on. Thanks
for being so easy to work with. As I mentioned, you will always
have a home at Steeple as long as I have something to say about
it. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to the band.
Best of luck with the debut CD,
Debut. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Cheers, Joe
Mercandante - Steeple Coffeehouse,
Southborough, MA - 2008
Dan, Dave, Ken and Bob:
Sometimes in this life you get fortunate in the choices you make. We
were fortunate in our choice of your musicians when we got the
GREAT night on Friday. Many many compliments on the event.
- New Bedford
Yacht Clubs “Harvest Moon Festival”
New Bedford, MA -
is an acoustic stunner, bursting with fast-flying notes and
sturdy vocal harmonies............no matter which direction the
band chooses for an approach, the performances are inevitably
crackling with an energy one is more accustomed to hearing from
a stage than from stereo speakers. "Scott
Telegram and Gazette
Hello, We couldn't have been more happy with the folks that
turned out to see BVBB for the first time at the Steeple Coffeehouse.
You have a loyal audience. The guys
performed wonderfully - great musicianship, harmonies, songs and
thoroughly entertaining stage presence. They won over everyone there.
Thanks again for recommending
BVBB, they are true
Steeple Coffeehouse, Southborough, MA
Thanks Dan ......we
loved having you!! You really made the party a success!! Hopefully
we will see you again.
- Shelburne Farm Orchards,
Stowe, MA - 2007
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