On Friday, March 13thTHE GRAVELY MOUNTAIN BOYS will perform a bluegrass concert to benefit the Arlee Community Development Corporationâ€™s Arts & Culture Planning Fund.Â Â The concert will be performed from 7 â€“ 8:30 PM at the Hangin Art Gallery on Highway 93 in Arlee, and will be followed by an open Bluegrass Jam for anyone wanting to join in the fun with the band!Â Â Bring your string instruments and join the picking!Â Dinner will be available from 5 â€“ 8 PM.
THE GRAVELY MOUNTAIN BOYS are a traditional bluegrass band based out of Western Montana with roots that go back to the cradle of the genre.Â Â The Gravelyâ€™s high lonesome sound is anchored by veteran and leader Dick Darne, more affectionately known as Dr. Gravely. Â Born and raised in the hills of Virginia, Dick was a member of several prominent bands during the 60â€™s and early 70â€™s around the DC area, a hot bed of roots music at the time. Â Other members include Ron Snyder originally from Southeast Pennsylvania and former member of the Missoula based Mountain Poodle Band, Richard Darne of Missoula and Erin Snyder of Arlee. Signature vocal blends along with Richardâ€™s and Erinâ€™s instrumental work on banjo and fiddle comprise their unique sound.
Map to Hangin Art Gallery
For more information please call Donna Mollica at 726-5005 or 370-3358.
Saturday, April 12, 2008 marked our 9th year of getting together in the spring to perform. This years lineup:
2008 Festival Line-up
12:00-12:30 Kids In Bluegrass
12:35-1:05 Chester Rudyard And Mullan Road
1:10-1:40 Blue To The Bone
1:45-2:15 Three Rivers Bluegrass
2:20-2:50 Bill And Verna Molenda And Friends
2:55-3:25 Leftover Biscuits
3:30-4:00 The Accousticals
4:05-4:35 Wise River Mercantile
4:40-5:10 The WheelWrights
5:15-5:45 Mike And Tari Conroy And Friends
6:25-6:55 Too Hot Too Handle
7:00-7:30 New South Fork
7:35-8:05 Will Williams And Gravel Road
8:10-8:40 Darby Sireens
8:45-9:15 Gravely Mountain Boys
9:20-9:50 Ramblinâ€˜ Rose
9:55-10:25 Black Mountain
10:30-11:00 Greg Boyd and Friends
All of the bands sounded great this year. We just keep getting better year after year.
We all headed over to the American Legion and jammed together into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Lots of folks stayed over and camped there. The jamming was great.
Here’s a little snipet of Rebecca in the kitchen that night (for some reason my camera doesn’t seem to pick up the bass, sorry)