The fifth in the series of six “Reunion of the Bluegrass Bands Concerts Series” will feature Leon Morris & The Associates at the Milking Parlour Concerts located at Rob’s Barn, located at 1037 Pinch Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158 (but for GPS directions you will want to use the address of 805 View West Drive, Westminster, MD 21158 – the venue is located up the hill a little and on your right after you enter View West Drive) on Sat., Sept. 28, 2013. There is a requested donation of $10.00/person at the door (with more requested if possible as to help cover additional 2013 concert expenses incurred). The show time will be from 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM with a half hour intermission. There’s a possibility that there may be some before-show jamming outside the barn earlier if you want to come early and bring along your ‘axe’.
Rob’s Barn is a smoke free environment. Seating is available, but you may also bring your own favorite chair if you wish. No food or beverages will be sold on the premises, but if you would like to participate in a pot-luck supper please do bring a dish to share with your fellow patrons and the band members. Outlets will be available at provided food tables for those who would like to bring hot dishes. You may bring water, soda, beer or wine (FYI: for the beer & wine, it is requested that restraint be observed in respect of others around you if/when applicable). Liquor is prohibited and is not allowed on the premises. For any further required info or questions you may contact Rob Miller at 410-857-7473 (FYI: there is no answering machine) or email him at email@example.com.
Leon Morris is a part of the history of bluegrass, especially around the Washington, DC area. Originally from Canada, he came to the DC area around the late 1950’s, early 1960’s, partnering up with the likes of Smiley Hobbs and Buzz Buzby, and just around the timeframe that Buzz was involved with the initial formation of the Country Gentlemen.
For years, Leon has literally played all over the Countries of both Canada and the USA. He is a virtuoso of the flat top guitar in the fashion of Doc Watson, also adding the mandolin as his secondary instrument. Even though Leon is originally from Canada, he became an icon in bluegrass music for the DC, MD and VA areas for over 50 years and does have many recording to his credit (which he will have available at the performance). Performing along with Leon will be David Propst, whom will be featured on mandolin & vocals.
David has previously impressing East Coast audiences for years with his deft contributions alongside multiple higher profiled bluegrass bands such as Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band, Norman Wright, Kevin Church & The Travelers, Darren Beachley & the Maryland Line, Bluetrain and does now currently tour with Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. Next is Scott Walker, whom will be featured on banjo & vocals. Scott accredits his influences of Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe and Sonny Osborne in helping to create his own blended style. He invisions the three T’s of Taste, Tone and Timing as the essential elements to the music and it can easily be heard in his driving fluid roll, tasteful backups and commanding leads.
Scott has previously lent his talents to such bands as Too Far Gone, John O'Dell & Windy Ridge, Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band, Fastest Grass Alive, Darren Beachley & the Maryland Line and Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa. Lastly, Tom Reeves will be featured on bass & vocals. Tom was exposed to bluegrass, old-time, country & gospel music at a very early age, initially being greatly influenced by his own family’s musical talent. His appreciation for many types of music is reflected in the versatility of his bass playing, even though his first love is bluegrass. Tom has previously performed with multiple area bluegrass (& country) bands through the years to include Excalibur, Satyr Hill and Bluetrain.
So, please be invited to witness the fifth in the series of six “Reunion of the Bluegrass Bands Concerts” at the Milking Parlour Concerts located at Rob’s Barn as next up will feature Leon Morris & The Associates. Come witness this rare chance to see Leon’s continuing bluegrass saga as he once again takes the stage to continue performing the songs he’d help make popular in and around the DC, MD & VA areas those many years ago. There are so few area bluegrass legends still left for us to laud and enjoy, so please do not miss this opportunity to come and witness this one, live and in person, at the Milking Parlour Concerts located at Rob’s Barn. Come not only to hear the past being sung as it was once was, but actually watch the history of the music unfold in front of you, right before your very eyes!