Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet 
Make Their Way Back
to Bluegrass Monday
Collins Theatre in Paragould, AR
September 25, 2017
L to R: Don Hill, Tim Graves, Daryl Mosley, and Keith Tew
     KASU 91.9 FM Public Radio on the campus of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, has long been noted for being exceptional by having very talented bluegrass bands and artists at their familiar 4th Monday event called "Bluegrass Monday," which is hosted by KASU 91.9 FM Program Director, Marty Scarbrough. A half-dozen or so local sponsors make it all possible. Winter (except for December and the Christmas holiday) and summer, the artists come in and play to what is usually a packed house filled with bluegrass music fans.
Tim Graves, Don Hill and Daryl Mosley
at rear, and Keith Tew
Don Hill, Tim Graves, Daryl Mosley
     September of 2017 was no exception. THE FARM HANDS BLUEGRASS QUARTET from around Humphreys County, Tennessee, is one of the most popular groups to appear at Bluegrass Monday. They are prompt, professional, and prepared. Band members are as follows: TIM GRAVES (Dobro(r), vocals), nephew of that "other" Dobro(r) player you may have heard of, Uncle Josh Graves; DARYL MOSLEY (bass, vocals); KEITH TEW (guitar, vocals); and DON HILL (banjo, vocals). All the members are friendly, approachable, and upbeat. They seem to be very glad to play their energetic style of music, and they don't hesitate to give credit to the Man upstairs, who is responsible for it all.
L to R: Don Hill, Tim Graves, Daryl Mosley, and Keith Tew
     Here is what we heard on that thrilling night of music:  Set 1 Anywhere Is Home, It's the Natural Thing to Do, Foggy Mountain Rock (Dobro(r), The Way I Was Raised, The Old 109, Bible in the Drawer, Dig in the Dirt, Armstrong Pies (sponsor of The Farm Hands), They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore, Medley: I'll Fly Away, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, and Somebody Touched Me; Set 2 Doin' My Time, Medley: Fireball, Maiden's Prayer, and Dobro (r) Chimes; Rural Route, Mama Prayed and Daddy Plowed, Medals for Mothers, Colors, Ask the Blind Man--He Saw It All, and I Saw the Light. Encore: On the City Streets of Heaven.
     Live performances at KASU's Bluegrass Monday are replayed on the 'Net and on KASU 91.9 FM on the Sunday following a band's performance. The show is called "Down Home Harmonies," and it is hosted by DJ Marty Scarbrough. The replay is usually heard sometime between noon and 12:30 PM Central, so if you miss the live performance, you have a chance to hear the replay. We highly recommend The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet for solid bluegrass entertainment!
For more information:
The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet Check their website for CDs and merchandise
Pinecastle Music
KASU 91.9 FM  

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