A show with The Gravy Boys promises to provide boot-stompin' fun with vocal harmonies and lively banter. With three of the bandmates being brothers, the boisterous jeering comes naturally, and makes the audience feel like they're at a family gathering. Crowding around one condenser mic, the band's strong musicianship and engaging harmony is evident. The group's talents mesh together intricately, but they are equally able to spotlight individual talents, taking turns soloing on the mandolin, guitar, harmonica, and bass. While The Gravy Boys are immersed in tradition, their shows also offer some surprises, including unconventional covers like The Zombies' "Time of the Season."
There is plenty of opportunity to catch The Gravy Boys this week for the World of Bluegrass event; check out their showtimes below:
--Thursday - 6 PM - The Vintage Church (Bluegrass Ramble)
--Thursday - 10 PM - Lincoln Theatre (Bluegrass Ramble)
--Friday - 7:30-9 PM - The Dance Tent (corner of Fayetteville St. and Hargett St.)
To see a complete listing of showtimes, bands, and to purchase tickets, visit the IBMA website.
*photo courtesy of Dave Brainard