On Sunday March 10, 2019, Jay Armsworthy and the Sons of the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville will feature the third performance in the Bluegrass series. From Broadcaster of the Year to IBMA Song of the Year, Joe Mullins and his band, the Radio Ramblers will return once again. The show starts at 2:00 pm.
No matter the source, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers always put their distinctive stamp on a song, making it at once their own and a part of the chain of tradition that lies at the heart of bluegrass. JMRR's professionalism, engaging presentation, and successful, heavily played recordings have kept them in demand with a national audience. Fans across the continent and Europe have experienced their energetic performances at esteemed concert productions including the National Folk Festival, Bluegrass Underground, Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman, and the Grand Ole Opry. Mullins is also the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 2016 Broadcaster of the Year, recognized for a respected radio career spanning over 30 years and rooted in the Midwest. He also hosts "Front Porch Fellowship," a weekly syndicated radio program broadcast over 200 stations in 30 states and Canada, and enjoyed by thousands of Internet listeners. Recently they won the 2018 IBMA Song of the Year for, "If I Had Wrote That Song".
On February 1st, Billy Blue Records announced the debut release of the first single from Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers forthcoming, album. The song titled, "The Guitar Song," is a duet between Joe Mullins and legendary Grand Ole Opry member, Del McCoury. The song was co-written by Country Music Hall of Fame member, Bill Anderson,
Opening the show will be Recycled Bluegrass. Popular local favorites known as the 'nursing home' band, appears every third Tuesday of the month at the St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD.
The doors open at Noon at the American Legion with food available for sale by the Sons of the American Legion. The show starts at 2:00 pm and tickets are available at the door for $20.00 per person, under the age of 12 admitted free with a paid adult. Although not required, non-perishable food donations will be collected for the Helping Hands Food Pantry of Southern Maryland.
The final show in the series will be the Lonesome River Band. Originally scheduled for January 13, but rescheduled due to weather, the new date for this show will be on Sunday March 24. For more information on these shows, please call 301-737-3004 or visit the website at www.americanlegionbluegass.com.