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Free bluegrass concert in Tenaya Park on Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 p.m.

posted Sep 27, 2012, 1:56 PM by Cynthia Downing

The last concert in the series will be held on Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music performed by live bluegrass band Grassfire.  Free on-street parking in any of the cul-de-sacs that lead to the Park.  No public restrooms!


Hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and water will be on sale.  All proceeds will go towards Park maintenance and upkeep.

About the band:  After many years of picking bluegrass on stage, and a variety of other music venues all over California, four friends officially formed Grassfire in 2009.  Grassfire features Dave Kyle on banjo, Doug Carlton on guitar, Stevo Gillett on mandolin, and Michael McDonald on bass.  Each member of the band sings both lead and tight vocal harmonies.  The band presents a mix of songs by other artists as well as numerous original compositions by each of the band members.  Intricate instrumental breaks, furious picking, and emotional melodies are highlighted by Doug’s dynamic “Tony Rice style” guitar flat-picking and Stevo’s jazz-inspired mandolin breaks, tastefully backed up by Dave’s “Scruggs style” banjo playing and Michael’s rock-solid low end bass.  The result is the smooth blended California bluegrass sound reflected in their “Alive & Picking” CD released in 2011.