This is a fundraising event for High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association. Our goal is to raise money for the High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association’s Youth Scholarship Fund. Current Youth Scholarship Recipients will be appearing before the show and during intermission. Come early so you can catch the ‘future of bluegrass’ in the ‘now’!

Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 2:30 PM

Stonefield Cellars Winery
8220 NC Highway 68 North
Stokesdale, NC


Paula Dellenback & Fox River

Paula Dellenback & Fox River was formed from a musically rich area near the state’s heritage music trail called “The Crooked Road”. With a style of their own, these members bring a mixture of original material, traditional and progressive Bluegrass music.

 Paula Dellenback is an award winning singer and songwriter born in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Her songwriting has a style of storytelling through song that brings visuals of the region’s history and intrigue of trials, family, love, and life. Her second original song “Jar Gap”, won WPAQ’s Ralph Epperson Award for excellence and has been the most popular so far. Paula began music later in life but took off at a fast pace singing lead, harmony and playing rhythm guitar and electric bass. She has played in numerous Gospel bands, solo shows, and manages the Paula Dellenback & Fox River Band. Paula and her band have appeared in numerous festivals and venues including “Song of the Mountains”, IBMA, Reeves Theater, Heartwood, Blackmon Amphitheater, and many more.

 George Cutchins began his music career at a very young age by attending all the festivals and fiddlers conventions during the late 70s-80s with his mom and grandma who danced with local dance teams. He has played upright bass with many musicians throughout the years. George briefly played with, and was influenced by  “Old Standby” Mr Jim Eanes around 1992-1993.  He also played with many other local groups until 1996 when he joined Don Smith and the Foggy River Boys. George is still with Don and they have been going strong for 23 years. Other bands include Bluegrass hall of fame artist Bobby Atkins and The Countrymen, Out of Bounds, The Hardtimes Band, Paula Dellenback and Fox River from 2016-current, and The New High Country Boys from 2018 to current. He played mostly upright bass and occasionally rhythm guitar with all the bands. Several of George’s influences are Charlie Waller, Ed Farris, Bill Harrell, Roy McMillian, Monroe Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Ray Cline, Don Reno, Charlie Poole and many others. George is a member of multiple organizations of bluegrass music including the Sandy Ridge Music Association where Paula Dellanback is a board member and promoter, the North Carolina Bluegrass Music Association, High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association,  and several luthier organizations. George Cutchins’ passion is to help promote the traditional style of music and to preserve the heritage of its meaning in song.

 Charlie Milliron grew up in Franklin County, VA. No one in his family played music but he was drawn to the Bluegrass & Old-Time style of music that was played at the old Cannaday’s Store in Boones Mill, VA. Charlie started joining music jams at the age of 10 and by 14 was becoming a good rhythm player and taking lead breaks on the popular Bluegrass and fiddle tune instrumentals. From that time through high school he was influenced greatly by the band Lost & Found and Charlie Waller and Country Gentlemen. Uncle Josh Graves and Bashful Brother Oswald influenced Charlie’s Dobro playing, and to this day he still makes that old box cry and sing like they did! Charlie is now a prize winning Dobro player himself as well as a singer and songwriter.  He is currently part of the Roger Handy and Friends band as well as Paula Dellenback & Fox River.  One of Charlie’s greatest passions is to help young musicians develop their skills in Bluegrass/Old-Time music. He encourages them to mature into great players and to help preserve the tradition for future generations. Charlie’s favorite saying to these young musicians is “Don’t ever lose the melody!”

 Thanks to Johnny Cox who is filling in on mandolin.

Sunday, June 23, 2019  2:30-4:30 PM


Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road
Colfax NC



Mason Via with Waverly Leonard & Hot Trail Mix

Hot Trail Mix is an innovative North Carolina bluegrass band
with a rowdy youthful vigor that excites audiences of all ages,
shapes and sizes! Hot Trail Mix combines soulful high
lonesome harmony singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess.
The band features an all-star cast of convention ribbon
winners, including: Mason Via (guitar), Zeb Gambill (mandolin),
Grayson Tuttle (banjo), Waverly Leonard (fiddle), and
Zachary Smith (of Town Mountain) on bass. Led by Mason Via,
a young singer/songwriter and son of award-winning
songwriter David Via (Corn Tornado). Mason’s lyrics are also
considered by many to be the driving force behind the band’s
music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics
possess. In 2018 they released their debut album. Listen
here: https://hottrailmix.bandcamp.com/releases

Notable past venues: IBMA/Wide Open Bluegrass, Floydfest,
Merlefest, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Fingerlakes
Grassroots Festival, Richmond Folk Festival, Roosterwalk,
Watermelon Park Fest.

Waverly Leonard (Fiddle) of Wilmington, NC, and Mason Via
(Guitar) of Danbury, NC form together as a tight dynamic
bluegrass duo. When combined, these talented musicians
showcase their instrumental prowess and high-lonesome vocal
harmonies. With genre material ranging from Bluegrass,
Oldtime, and Irish, as well as some of your favorite cover
classics brought into an acoustic rootsy setting. Both Mason
and Waverly are musical veterans of their respective
college/university’s bluegrass band programs (WWC & UNC).
Website: www.masonvia.com/hot-trail-mix.html
Promo Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn-MPDX3nXo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hottrailmix
Instagram @hottrailmix_official
Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYJcoYdtLjc
Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXk2LqD6hA0

Saturday,  May 18, 2019 – 10AM – 6PM

Hagan-Stone Park
5920 Hagan-Stone Park Road
Pleasant Garden NC 27313
High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association presents the 22th Annual Pickin’ in the Park Bluegrass Music Festival at the Clyde Davis Memorial Stage in Hagan-Stone Park. There is no charge to attend and the public is invited to bring a chair or picnic blanket and come share with us a day of music. Please visit the Picking in the Park page for more details.

This year’s headliner is Williamson Branch:

Nashville based, Williamson Branch, is a high energy, high steppin’ show that features a fine-tuned variety of bluegrass, gospel and country music, accentuated by world class Appalachian clog dancing. As Pinecastle recording artists, this family fills every performance with memorable moments of love and laughter. In recent years audiences from Canada to the Cayman Islands, Maine to the Mexican border have thrilled to the soaring vocal harmonies and sparkling personalities of Williamson Branch!

“This high energy stage show features the magic of pitch perfect, organic family harmony!” The Southern Illinoisan

Sunday,  April 28, 2019 – 2:30PM

Mountain Highway

Join us for an afternoon of traditional bluegrass music by Mountain Highway in the 3rd floor “Upstage Cabaret” at the Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro, NC. Hosted by the High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association, this performance will feature a full set of classic bluegrass hits originally recorded by musicians like Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and Flatt & Scruggs.

Make plans now to attend:

    Upstage Cabaret @ Triad Stage 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    232 S. Elm St – 3rd Floor, Greensboro, NC

For more information about Mountain Highway, visit: https://mountainhighway.com.