More News From Lynda and Pattie

Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins have been very busy lately! After having a blast at Smoked Country Jam in Pennsylvania, the girls are back at it in North Carolina teaching songwriting and fiddle workshops at the Pinecone Bluegrass Camps.

Tune in Tuesday 6/24 6pm-8pm to hear Lynda and Pattie on Durham, NC’s Bull City Cosmic Hoedown locally at 88.7FM or online by going to wxdu.org on the web. They will be talking about inspirations, music, upcoming shows and their New Album, Traditional Duets, which you can now purchase at iTunes, via CD Baby or in Raleigh at Deco and Quail Ridge Books & Music.

Keep an eye out for the girls this Summer and be sure to say howdy to them on their Facebook Page!

Lynda and Pattie warming up at Smoked Country Jam, PA.

The Haw River Ballroom

The Kickin Grass Band would like to say THANK YOU to all of the wonderful DJ’s across the world that have been playing tracks from our new album, ‘Walk With Me’. The feedback has been terrific. If you are longing to hear some KGB then give your local radio station a call or email and request your favorite song! Or, better yet, you can purchase your very own copy of our albums by visiting our website, www.kickingrass.com or by going to www.amazon.com . And if that’s not good enough, you can see the band perform live this Friday night at The Haw River Ballroom in beautiful Saxapahaw, NC. This will be an amazing show with the band playing the entire album ‘Walk With Me’ from start to finish for the first set and then finishing the night up with all of your Kickin Grass favorites. We hope to see you there!

Merlefest 25 Announces Initial Talent Lineup!

And, The Kickin Grass Band is on the list!!!!

Here’s the press release from Merlefest.
WILKESBORO, N.C. (November 1, 2011) — MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 26 – 29, 2012, is proud to announce the initial lineup for the music festival’s 25th year. The four-day event, which USA Today described as a “happy, family friendly festival that’s loved by musicians who come to play and those who come to add their energy by listening, as well,” will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, gathering to celebrate the memory of musician Eddy Merle Watson, beloved son of American music icon Doc Watson.

The initial lineup reflects the diversity and quality of performers that have become the hallmark of the four-day festival. MerleFest is known for its unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, blues, country, Celtic, Cajun, cowboy, zydeco, rock and many other styles that Doc Watson has referred to as “traditional plus.”

“This year’s initial lineup will bring back a little nostalgia for the core MerleFest audience, those fans who return year after year to hear the traditional sounds of roots music. We have some of the leading names in the music industry, of today and yesteryear, lined up to perform at the historic 25th festival,” says Ted Hagaman, director of the festival. “The MerleFest 25 lineup is made up of many of the artists who have helped make this festival the premier, internationally-recognized event that it has become. And, we are thrilled to welcome back that core fan base that has been with us for the ride all along… and welcome a whole new generation of fans to experience the music, moments and memories that make MerleFest so special.”

Click http://merlefest.org/content.aspx?id=7573 for the complete Line-up.

Lynda’s Having a Baby!

Lynda and Jamie are expecting their little baby girl real soon which means exciting times for The Kickin Grass Band. Jamie REALLY wants to name her Amanda Lynn (get it?) but Lynda is against it. Oh well, looks like we’ll have to wait and see what her name will be. That’s the good news, the bad news is that Lynda’s doctor has told her no more shows till after the baby comes. But NO FEAR!!! We have enlisted the help of long time music pros Hank Bowman and Spencer Mobley to fill in at our shows on Guitar and Vocals. So come out to one of our upcoming shows and see The Kickin Grass Band as you have never seen it before! But don’t worry, just as soon as she is able, Lynda will be back with her angelic voice and we are looking forward to a strong 2011 filled with great music, new material and sounds of babies crying!

Jamie and Lynda

Jamie and Lynda