Award winning Bluegrass band, The Boxcars, along with “2014 Mandolin Player of the Year”, Adam Steffey will be making a return performance to the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD on Sunday December 7, 2014. The show starts at 2:00 pm with special guest Davis Bradley Duo from the Shenandoah Valley area of Linden, VA. The doors open at Noon and tickets are “still”, the best entertainment bargain in town, just $15.00 per person.
Just a short time ago, the name “The Boxcars” meant nothing. A few years later the name is synonymous with the five guys that make up this ground breaking band. They don’t sound like anyone else. And yet they capture the excitement of the bands that preceded them in Bluegrass and combine it with cutting edge sounds of bluegrass today. The result is, well, magical. You can’t replace chemistry between band members. And these guys have it.
The Boxcars: Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Keith Garrett, Harold Nixon and Gary Hultman make up what has quickly become one of the top headliners in bluegrass and beyond. With spending time with Alison Krauss & Union Station (Adam Steffey), J.D. Crowe & The New South (Ron Stewart, Harold Nixon), Blue Moon Rising (Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon), and The Dan Tyminski Band (Steffey and Stewart), this 5 piece band started out with an impressive rap sheet. Steffey’s 2011 project on Sugar Hill, “One More For The Road” received a great deal of airplay and features guest appearances by Krauss, Ronnie Bowman and Tyminski. The Boxcars cover a broad range of material drawing heavily on the pen of Keith Garrett and Ron Stewart. They branch out into their own unique style of contemporary bluegrass laced with Steffey’s signature rhythm that can be traced back to the early days of Union Station. Award winning instrumentalist Ron Stewart delivers rock solid banjo work, but also lays down the banjo for the fiddle on some tunes. It’s always rare to have multiple strong vocalists in the same group, but The Boxcars benefit from strong vocal performances from Keith Garrett, Gary Hultman and Steffey’s signature baritone.
The American Legion Post 238 is located on the corner of Rt. 381 & Rt. 231 in Hughesville. The doors will open at noon. A Spaghetti dinner will be available for sale before the show by the Sons of the American Legion.
For more information, tickets, and directions, go to www.americanlegionbluegrass.com or call 301-737-3004. All paid tickets will be held at the door for pick up on the day of the show. You can purchase them in advance by sending a check or money order to: “Jay Armsworthy”, PO Box 741, California, MD. Also non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland.
Other upcoming shows in the series of American Legion Bluegrass include Kody Norris & the Watauga Mt. Boy’s on Sunday January 11, 2015; by popular demand, the award winning Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out comes to us on Sunday February 15, 2015; and closing out the series will be legendary Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver on Sunday March 8. As always, our sound man will be Troy Jones.