Grateful Bluegrass Boys play classic rock favorites for free at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 16
From a press release:
The Grateful Bluegrass Boys, a string band that plays traditional bluegrass versions of classic rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, and more, will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are free and can be ordered on the Opera House website, by calling 570-325-0249, and by visiting SoundCheck Records (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe) or calling them at 570-325-4009. The Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) is open from noon-5 p.m. on show days, and tickets will be available at the door. Parking is available and free after 5 p.m. at the Carbon County lot behind the train station.
The Grateful Bluegrass Boys’ cover songs, combined with classic bluegrass and country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.
The band features Aaron Redner (violin, mandolin, and vocals), who is known for his work with Hot Buttered Rum. David Thom, who fronts the David Thom Band and Vintage Grass, plays mandolin and guitar. He also spent two years working for David “Dawg” Grisman. Isaac Cantor, on banjo, also plays in Dusty Green Bones Band and is one of the finest young jam-jo pickers on the scene today. Ben Jacobs, accordion and keyboard player, can be seen with Poor Man’s Whiskey and Achilles Wheel. The band has a rotating cast of bass players that include Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum), Aspen Stevenson (Poor Man’s Whiskey), Pam Brandon (Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys), and Russel Simon (Rusty Stringfield).