Ron Thomason of Dry Branch Fire Squad at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass


“Ron is both a legendary bluegrass performer and a story-teller, so it didn’t take much to get him started. He talked about farming, baling hay, horses, Warren Hellman, his other festivals, hand jive, Rock and Roll, playing with Ralph Stanley, his mandolin, his band, and more.”

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019!

‘It’s a pleasure being here, putting the bluegrass back in Hardly Strictly,’ Lewis mused wistfully, to the delight of the bluegrass fans packing the lawn. Gathered around a single microphone, Lewis led her band with an infectious joy.
— Steve Carlson, RIFF Magazine

My Old Kentucky Denver

“First up was Town Mountain. This was my third experience seeing those fellas live and I gotta say, between Town Mountain, The Wooks, and Billy Strings, you’re good to go on a multi-hour rabbit hole journey to discovering that all those folks are some of the best musicians in the business…”