Bluegrass at Theatre May 7

From contributed reports
The Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band returns to the Theatre at 8, Saturday, May 7 in Washington.

Band members of Dark Hollow are Paul Fincham, five-string banjo and harmony; Larry Haynes, guitar and vocals; Buck Morris, mandolin and vocals; Hank Utz, bass; and Bob Cook, lead guitar and vocals.

Fiddler Greg Moore will join Dark Hollow in their renditions of traditional bluegrass music. Currently with Remington Ryde, Moore has played with bands such as Dave Evans, James King, and Jr. Sisk & The Ramblers.

Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band’s sound is always controlled, “driving” but never over-amplified, says Fincham, who lists the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, Cliff Waldron and the Seldom Scene as among the band’s biggest influences.

“We have been known to be the best-dressed bluegrass band around, like Flatt and Scruggs used to be when they performed,” said Fincham. “We always dress up for our shows.”

Raised in Rappahannock, Fincham now resides in Madison County, and describes the other members of the Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band as “local boys” from Madison County, Manassas and Unionville. Though “local,” the band performs in major bluegrass festivals throughout Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. Fincham notes that the Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band has opened for the nationally acclaimed artists Rhonda Vincent and Mel Tillis. They have recorded several CDs.

Tickets for the May 7 event are $15 ($10 ages 17 and younger). For reservations, call 540-675-1253 or email theatreva@aol.com.

The Theatre is located at 291 Gay Street.

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