Posts Tagged ‘bluegrass’

Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 2:30 PM

Stonefield Cellars Winery
8220 NC Highway 68
Stokesdale, NC


Paula Dellenback and Fox River

Paula Dellanback & Fox River 2023

Paula Dellenback & Fox River is a group born from the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. This band formed from a musically rich area, near the state’s heritage music trail “The Crooked Road”. With a style of their own, they bring a mixture of original material, traditional and progressive bluegrass, and Americana music. This group has appeared in numerous festivals and venues including Song of the Mountains, IBMA World of Bluegrass, Reeves Theater, Heartwood, Blackmon Amphitheater, and more.

John Cox is from Greensboro NC and now lives in Randleman with his wife Stephanie. John and Stephanie were married just last year. John has a beautiful talent on the mandolin and guitar. He considers himself as “playing for fun”, but his skill is one of professional quality. John has played in many bands, participated in festivals, and along with his musicianship, offers lead and harmony vocals.

Paula Dellenback is a lead vocalist and an award winning songwriter. Along with others this past year, Paula was recognized from her county at the IBMA’s “Women of Bluegrass” showcase. Paula has two projects available, “The Crooked Road” and “Never Known” and both are played on radio stations around the world. She and band members Charlie Milliron and Steve Farmer also have a band named The Dell Iron Project where they play a mix of acoustic rock, country, bluegrass covers and their own original songs.

Steve Farmer is a lifelong resident of Floyd County Virginia and currently lives there with his wife of thirty seven years, Barbara Farmer. He grew up learning music from his mother who played guitar and his sister who played piano. Steve sings harmony and plays guitar and the doghouse bass. He likes all kinds of music and enjoys going to festivals and jamming with other musicians. He has played at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Floyd Store, Autumn Leaves Festival, Primland Resort, Wineries and more. Steve has been in several bands and is a joy to be around.

Charlie Milliron was born and raised in the “moonshine capital of the world”, Franklin County, Virginia. He has been in numerous bands, has beautiful lead skill on guitar, and is an award winning dobro player. He sings lead and harmony and is a great songwriter with numerous songs in the making at all times. He has performed with bands at the Harvester Performance Center, the Early Inn, the Grand Oak Pavilion, Primland Resort, and festivals to name a few. Charlie enjoys helping young folks learn how to play music. Many of them are skillful rising musicians because of his efforts.

Glenn Paschal was raised in Reidsville NC by Rogers and Shelby Paschall who are a very well known musician and singer in the area. He is married to Mylinda and they live in Surf City NC. They recently bought a home in the Virginia mountains. Glenn is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist on the banjo, guitar and doghouse bass. He has played in many configurations of bands throughout the years and is a fill-in player when needed easily fitting in where needed. He enjoys many styles of music, including bluegrass, traditional old-time, and rock-n-roll.

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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’!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 2 PM

Greensboro Cultural Center
Band Rehearsal Hall, bottom floor
200 N. Davie Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Bring instrument for jam sessions

Sponsored by Music Center City Arts



Wood & Steel  is a bluegrass band based in the Piedmont Region of central North Carolina – an area steeped in bluegrass tradition. This area has consistently produced some of the best talent in the genre – from the groundbreaking banjo style of Earl Scruggs, to the sophisticated fiddle of Bobby Hicks. Wood & Steel carries-on the proud tradition of North Carolina Bluegrass, with a reverence for the traditional sound, but unafraid to feather its repertoire with songs from a variety of sources – all done “Bluegrass Style”. Their 2007 CD, “Poor Boy” features five of the band’s original compositions along with selections from such diverse sources as Mel Tillis, Jim & Jesse McReynolds and even Jonathan Edwards. Bluegrass Unlimited says, “Wood & Steel has created a masterpiece of hard-driving bluegrass.” Tony Rice calls their music, “Bluegrass, in one of its most pure, unfiltered forms, played by good musicians.”

Ed Dodson (Oak Ridge, NC) sings lead and tenor and plays guitar. He began his love of traditional music by listening to his father playing reels and breakdowns on an old taterbug mandolin. Ed has played guitar for over thirty years. He is a 9th year member of the Guitar Staff at the prestigious Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College and has critically-acclaimed traditional duet recordings out with Skip Kelley, (“Feast Here Tonight”, and “The Little Green Valley”). Ed is currently performing with his 1936 shaded-top Martin D-18 and 1934 Martin D-28, along with his recently acquired mahogany dreadnaught built by John Slobod of Circa Guitars.

Joey Lemons (Walnut Cove, NC) sings lead and tenor and plays mandolin. Joey is the newest and youngest member of the band, but comes in with a wealth of talent and musicianship that belies his years. Joey’s soaring vocals and intricate cross-picking style of mandolin playing have added a special spark to the Wood & Steel sound. Joey is currently picking his Weber Yellowstone F5 on stage and in the studio.

Snuffy Smith (King, NC) sings baritone and plays banjo. Snuffy is one of the highest-praised set-up men in the business, based upon the number of times his name shows-up on Bluegrass CD’s today. His clientele includes such luminaries as Rice, Crowe, Scruggs, Skaggs, Mills, Shelor – and the list just keeps going. Snuffy manufactures the world famous banjo bridge, bearing his name, which over 90% of the professional banjo players use. Hailing from Arkansas, Snuffy spent 12 years on the road with Frankie Kelly & High Country Bluegrass. He performs locally with Zeke Saunders & Blades of Grass. Snuffy currently performs with Ol’ Yeller, his beloved 1934 Gibson Granada and “Ben”, his 1934 original Gibson RB-3.

Jacque Smith (King, NC) is the prettiest member of the band. On top of that, she has the patience to put up with Snuffy – EVERY DAY and still keep her 1,000 kilowatt smile intact! Jacque has toured extensively with Snuffy in Frankie Kelly & High Country Bluegrass. She has extraordinary timing and plays her vintage Kay bass with authority and grace and gets paid more per note than any of the rest of the fellas

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