Dry Branch Fire Squad Appear In Titusville Tonight
By Space Coast Daily // April 12, 2013
Final Show Of 2012-2013 Season
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The bluegrass music of Dry Branch Fire Squad is as purebred as it gets.
Formed in 1976, the quartet’s sound harkens back to the smoky hollows of Appalachia and is inspired by an uncompromising loyalty to the most traditional aspects of bluegrass, old time gospel and southern gospel music.
Dry Branch Fire Squad will perform a 7 p.m. show on Friday, April 12 at the North Brevard Shrine Club at 545 N. Washington Avenue in Titusville.
The New York Times has praised their music as genuine and authentic.
“As much as country music’s new traditionalists pride themselves for their purity, they will have to go a long way to capture the historical resonance and simplicity found in the Dry Branch Fire Squad,” according to a New York Times review.
Dry Branch Fire Squad is the final group of the 2012-13 season to be brought to Titusville by Central Florida bluegrass promoter J.T. Shealy.
“This is powerful old-time music that manages to sound completely fresh,” said Shealy. “Dry Branch Fire Squad is 100 percent authentic and so is their band leader, Ron Thomason. He’s been called the Will Rogers of bluegrass and tells the audience exactly what he thinks. They put on quite a show.”
In 37 years of music making, Rounder recording artists, Dry Branch Fire Squad, have become an institution in American acoustic music. They are inspired by an fierce and uncompromising loyalty to the most traditional aspects of bluegrass, old time and southern gospel music.
Seats may be reserved for $21 online at www.JTsBluegrass.com or by calling 321-222-7797.