The Spinney Brothers

The Spinney Brothers

California, MD – The American Legion Bluegrass series will begin with its first concert on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the American Legion Post 238, which is located on the corner of Route 381 & Route 231 in Hughesville.

From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Spinney Brothers are comprised of Allan Spinney, Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Terry Poirier.  Brothers Allan and Rick along with their band, debuted in 1992, showcasing a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for its energetic and distinctive sound.

The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music. The first-generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet their music is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, which draws from various sources, the Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present.

The Spinney Brothers believe in freshness and excitement of traditional bluegrass music. Brother duet singing, backed by supportive and complimentary instrumentation, is the foundation of their tasteful and recognizable sound.

Tickets for the American Legion Bluegrass concert for Sunday, Nov. 13 are $15 a person. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a paid adult. You can purchase tickets by mail by sending a check made payable to “Jay Armsworthy” and mail: to P.O. Box 741, California, MD 20619. Tickets will be held at the door. 

The remainder of the series features an award winning “all-star” lineup to include The Gibson Brothers-Sunday Dec. 4; The Lonesome River Band-Sunday Jan. 15, 2017; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out-Sunday Feb. 12, 2017; Sideline Bluegrass Band-Sunday April 2, 2017; and The Grascals-Sunday April 30, 2017. Troy Jones will provide sound for each show. 

All shows begin at 2 p.m. with the doors opening at Noon. Food will be available for sale before the shows. You are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland.

For more information, tickets and directions go to or call 301-737-3004.