Courtesy of Steve Burgard, playing for us at Lenore's picnic will be:
The Worcester County Bluegrass All Stars feature members of nationally touring bands Front Range and Northern Lights, and regional favorites, the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, Valerie and Walter Crockett's Oxymorons, Slo-Grass, and the Ink-Stained Wretches.Â The Worcester County Bluegrass All-Stars play a unique mixture ofÂ traditional bluegrass and originals and kickassgrass versions of popular tunes.
The Worcester County Bluegrass All Star's line-up includes Paul Della Valle and Liz Narbonne of the Ink-Stained Wretches on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Bob Dick (Front Range) on fiddle and guitar, Dave Dick (Northern Lights), Dave DiBiasioÂ (Slo-Grass) or Mark Manuel (VW's Oxymorons) on banjo, big Ken Taylor (Blackstone Valley) on upright bass, Fran McConville (Slo-Grass) or Dan Nowlan (Blackstone Vally) on mandolin and the legendary Walter Crockett on lead guitar. Everyone sings harmony and most everyone will take a turn on lead vocals.
"These guys are all just amazing pickers from great bands," Della Valle said. "It has long been my dream to get them up to Clinton to the Gael House, which is one of myÂ favorite places to play. And just like whenever we get together -- whether its up in the mountains at a bluegrass festival or at a house party -- we keep it loose and fun and you can expect a bunch of guest musicians to join us for a song or two."