Monday, June 27, 2011

The Second-String Bluegrass Band performs on Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7 to 9 pm.

Please join us for another exciting Plaza Evening performance on Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza. On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, we welcome the Second String Bluegrass Band to the Plaza Stage. The performance is free!

Emmett Overstreet, Earl Williams, and the late Ron Krupka formed the Second String Bluegrass Band over 30 years ago. The band, which was active from 1981 to 2004, has had from three to five members and instrumentation including rhythm guitar, five-string banjo, Dobro guitar, lead guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and string bass. Paul Young joined the group in the late 1990s. The band's repertoire is heavily influenced by the music of bluegrass pioneers such as Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe. Folk songs, country songs, and instrumentals round out the repertoire.

The band has played at various local venues, including O'Carroll's Restaurant, Arlington, Va.; Tiffany Tavern, Alexandria, Va.; Colonel Brook's Tavern, Washington (Brookland) D.C.; the Arlington County Folk Festival; the Washington Folk Festival (@ Glen Echo, Md.); Glover Park Day (in Upper Georgetown, D.C.); Burleith Day (in Upper Georgetown, D.C.); Potomac Overlook Park, Arlington, Va.; and at private parties and picnics.

Current personnel:
Emmett Overstreet of Falls Church, Va.: lead vocals and rhythm guitar.
Earl Williams of Washington, D.C.: baritone, lead vocals, five-string banjo, lead guitar.
Paul Young of Washington, D.C.: tenor, lead vocals, mandolin.

This performance is a production of the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. Visit their blog at, follow them on Twitter at or on Facebook.

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