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  • tobias puente
    tobias puente san fran bay area
    You probably hear this alot lately, but it bears repeating...WE SURE MISS YOU GUYS!!! Stay healthy, keep your senses of humor, and we'll see ya down the road real soon. Tobias

    You probably hear this alot lately, but it bears repeating...WE SURE MISS YOU GUYS!!! Stay healthy, keep your senses of humor, and we'll see ya down the road real soon.
    Tobias

  • Sam
    Sam Asheville, NC
    OK Ron, what's up with Greyfox this year? I want and I NEED it!! Howdy Sam, thanks for asking. We've held out as long as we could to try and see if there was a way to Grey Fox this year. There simply was not a way forward, and we just decided today to hold off till 2022. So your question was very timely. We do deeply regret that the protocols and demands brought on by the continued Covid-19 issues have made putting the event on in 2021 was more than we could handle. I hope to see you there next year; please come up and say "Howdy" so we can celebrate having Grey Fox again together. RT

    OK Ron, what's up with Greyfox this year? I want and I NEED it!! Howdy Sam, thanks for asking. We've held out as long as we could to try and see if there was a way to Grey Fox this year. There simply was not a way forward, and we just decided today to hold off till 2022. So your question was very timely. We do deeply regret that the protocols and demands brought on by the continued Covid-19 issues have made putting the event on in 2021 was more than we could handle. I hope to see you there next year; please come up and say "Howdy" so we can celebrate having Grey Fox again together. RT

  • Sam
    Sam Asheville, NC
    Hey Ron, I know you're a friend and fan of Don Edwards. The last time I saw you, I stated that the song "Coyote" by Don, would be a great DBFS song. Has everything you like. Character, history, and great lyrics. I'm sure Dry Branch could work its magic with this song like you did with "Cowboy Song's".

    Hey Ron, I know you're a friend and fan of Don Edwards. The last time I saw you, I stated that the song "Coyote" by Don, would be a great DBFS song. Has everything you like. Character, history, and great lyrics. I'm sure Dry Branch could work its magic with this song like you did with "Cowboy Song's".

  • Sam
    Sam Asheville, NC
    Last time I saw you guys was at Greyfox Bluegrass, 2 years ago. Was wondering how Tom is doing? He had just had open heart surgery 2 weeks before and wasn't his usual energetic self. Howdy Sam, Thanks for asking about Tom. He is fully recovered and feeling better than ever; the quadruple by-pass took some time to heal, but it paid off greatly as he feels better than before the surgery. I hope we see you down the road somewhere after this Covid era. RT

    Last time I saw you guys was at Greyfox Bluegrass, 2 years ago. Was wondering how Tom is doing? He had just had open heart surgery 2 weeks before and wasn't his usual energetic self.

    Howdy Sam, Thanks for asking about Tom. He is fully recovered and feeling better than ever; the quadruple by-pass took some time to heal, but it paid off greatly as he feels better than before the surgery. I hope we see you down the road somewhere after this Covid era. RT

  • Billy B
    Billy B Rothvoss farm
    Hi Ron love you guys still have my thought repellant hat it has served me well over the years hope to see you guys at a festival soon

    Hi Ron love you guys still have my thought repellant hat it has served me well over the years hope to see you guys at a festival soon

  • Alice Mounier
    Alice Mounier Piney Hollow, N
    Happy Birthday. Health and Happiness. Hope the future holds better times for you, me and our nation; if my miss comes true it will bring a certain amount of contentment. Take care of yourself. AM

    Happy Birthday. Health and Happiness. Hope the future holds better times for you, me and our nation; if my miss comes true it will bring a certain amount of contentment. Take care of yourself. AM

  • Sandy
    Sandy O'Seay
    I have all of your albums, some bought directly from you, some downloaded from iTunes. Is it possible to download your latest album, rather than order the CD? Thx, Sandy

    I have all of your albums, some bought directly from you, some downloaded from iTunes. Is it possible to download your latest album, rather than order the CD?

    Thx, Sandy

  • Paula Greenhagen
    Paula Greenhagen Grottoes, VA
    Whoops - my email is pghagen3264@gmail.com...

    Whoops - my email is pghagen3264@gmail.com...

  • Paula Greenhagen
    Paula Greenhagen Grottoes, VA
    At the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival last year, Ron mentioned that you have copies of the Stanley Brothers recordings under the "John's Gospel Quartet" pseudonym that you are willing to send folks CD copies of. I'll gladly send CDs and postage if I can get an address. And thanks for a great show! Love DBFS!

    At the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival last year, Ron mentioned that you have copies of the Stanley Brothers recordings under the "John's Gospel Quartet" pseudonym that you are willing to send folks CD copies of. I'll gladly send CDs and postage if I can get an address. And thanks for a great show! Love DBFS!

  • Donald Brady
    Donald Brady
    Thanks for the Palatka show during difficult times for the band. Re: the final set. I hope that more than a few of the audience were not wearing the hat and accepted the message. I also wish the lady next to me had sung louder so that I wouldn't have heard myself.

    Thanks for the Palatka show during difficult times for the band. Re: the final set. I hope that more than a few of the audience were not wearing the hat and accepted the message. I also wish the lady next to me had sung louder so that I wouldn't have heard myself.

Dry Branch Headlines

  • DBFS NEWS!
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad regrets to report that our booking agency, Quicksilver Productions, is going out of business.  We have enjoyed a nice run with QS, and will miss our interactions with Rob and Martha, et al.  
    In light of the continuing pandemic and our wishes to continue with the band, now in its 45th year, we have decided to do our own booking.  This will have the benefit of our not having feel responsible to others regarding bookings that we may not want to take, and also getting to deal directly with promoters and producers which can be a lot of fun hopefully for both them and us. 
    Of course, it should surprise no one that we have no experience in the field of “booking” jobs, so in order to ameliorate our short-comings, we have embarked on a venture that we feel like we may have invented ourselves.  It seems that the part of booking that is most onerous for both talent buyers and performers is the dickering over fees.  So what we have decided to do is to simply agree to work for what others have paid us in the past. for venues where we have previously performed, our price will be the same as it was the last (or last few) times we performed for them.  Regarding promoters or venues that are new for us, we will try our best to set a fee that we have used at similar venues to the new ones.  We hope this works well for all parties. 
    If you would like to engage the band for one or more performances, please contact Ron Thomason at: drybranch1@earthlink.net or snail mail: P.O. Box 404, Cotopaxi, CO

     
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad is still performing and also intends to continue  in the production of the two festivals which we host as conditions surrounding Covid-19 virus allow.  Stay with us folks; we, like every other bluegrass band in the world, need you more than every before as all of us contend with the damage done to what has become known as the "Gig Economy."  We miss you all very much, and hope to see you all soon.

Two important news breaks for DBFS--both "good" and neither "fake."  Brian Aldridge is back in the band after a respite and in his own words, "Ready to go." 

 

 Also:  we have just released a new CD titled Tearin' Outta the Wilderness.  Be the first kid on your block to own one--see Store.

 

Finally:  It appears that we may be going into the actual entertainment business.  Ol' Black Bear Productions is in the final throes of editing their filming of a "made for TV" production starring DBFS et al described as "an unusual history of bluegrass music."

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If you would like to engage the band for one or more performances, please contact Ron Thomason at: drybranch1@earthlink.net or snail mail: P.O. Box 404, Cotopaxi, CO

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