Friday, July 20, 2012

Bluegrass, Folk and Country Music on the River

Dixie Bluegrass Boys and Just Down the Road to Perform on July 23

Enjoy the sweet sounds of  bluegrass, folk and country music at the July 23, 2012  Paul Stroud Concerts by the River series, sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department. The Dixie Bluegrass Boys and Just Down the Road will present an entertaining evening of music for the whole family.  All concerts are open to the public and are held at Rhodes Ferry Park. Concerts begin at 6:00 PM and usually conclude by 8:00 PM.  For updated schedule information, please call
256-341-4818  or visit  In case of inclement weather, cancellation decisions will be announced after 4:00 PM on the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department website and will also be posted on the DPR and Decatur, Alabama FACEBOOK pages. 

The Dixie Bluegrass Boys will get your toes tapping in their crowd-pleasing performance of traditional bluegrass music.  This talented group is based out of Athens, Alabama and includes Larry Owens (guitar, vocals), Cullen Lovell (mandolin), Stephen Lovell (harmonica, vocals),  Buzz Lovell (bass, vocals) and Phillip Owens (banjo, vocals).  The Dixie Bluegrass Boys are well-known and respected by area bluegrass fans and have played at festivals such as Delmore Days that celebrate this rich musical tradition.  Come enjoy that “high, lonesome sound” that is characteristic of the bluegrass style and these virtuoso performers.  The Dixie Bluegrass Boys thrilled the audience last summer at Concerts by the River and earned a standing ovation from the concert crowd! 

Just Down the Road is composed of a group of friends who enjoy being together and playing great music.  With influences from artists such as Alison Krauss, this Limestone-County based group is a popular performer at area events such as the Athens Fiddler’s Convention, Delmore Days and Singing on the Square.  The band has also played at venues such as the Red Caboose and the Bell Buckle Café.  2012 will mark Just Down the Road’s first appearance at Concerts by the River.

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