ARTS Pick: Dry Branch Fire Squad

Expert pickin' and a whole lot of grinnin' will hit C'ville Coffee on Saturday night when Dry Branch Fire Squad takes the stage.  Publicity image. Expert pickin’ and a whole lot of grinnin’ will hit C’ville Coffee on Saturday night when Dry Branch Fire Squad takes the stage. Publicity image.

Burnin’ bluegrass: Dry Branch Fire Squad has played at every single Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, a bi-annual gathering that will celebrate its 80th concert in 2020. That’s 40 years of performances, and it speaks to why DBFS describes itself as “aggressively traditional.” Frontman Ron Thomason has been called the “Forrest Gump of Bluegrass” because he’s so connected to the genre’s history. Known for his comedic live banter, Thomason employs social commentary and catchy lyrics to weave the band’s instrumental talent into pure entertainment.

Saturday 11/30. $16-19, 7pm. Prism Coffeehouse at C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. 978-4335.

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