Dry Branch Fire Squad
Gegründet : 1976
Ron Thomason - Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Drums
* 05. Sept. 1944 in County, Virginia
Mary Jo Leet - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
* 28. März 1947 in Dayton, Ohio
Suzanne Thomas - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Autoharp, Old-Time Banjo
* 06. Jan. ?? in Dayton, Ohio
Dan Russell - Vocals, Banjo
* 18. April 1950 in Highland County, Ohio
Charlie Leet - Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Piano
* 25. Sept. 1944 in Dayton, Ohio
John Baker - Guitar; John Carpenter - Bass; Dave Edmundson - Guitar; Dick Erwin - Bass, John Hisey - Banjo; Robert Leach Banjo
Stil : Bluegrass
Label : Rounder
The Dry Branch Fire Squad is an old-time bluegrass band founded by Ron Thomason in 1976. The band has gone through many iterations in its existence. Thomason has been the one constant, serving as the band's MC, lead singer, and mandolin player. He also plays banjo and guitar in performance, and on some recorded tracks, and is often called upon by audiences to demonstrate his hambone technique which he learned as a child.
The band is known for its exceptional live performances and the self-deprecating humor and intelligence that Thomason brings to the stage along with the music.
The Dry Branch Fire Squad is the host band of the annual bluegrass festival formerly known as "Winterhawk" and now called "Grey Fox." The band also hosts the High Mountain Hay Fever festival in Colorado as a fundraiser for a local medical clinic.