More bluegrass at Carnegie Hall

Walker Performing Arts children's theater troupe with Dry Mill Road at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Kelly JohnsonOn March 27, Carnegie Hall in New York City hosted a production of From Sea to Shining Sea, a children’s musical based on Appalachian history. The production was staged by Walker Performing Arts, a youth theater group from Hagerstown, MD with Teri Walker directing.

Music was provided by Dry Mill Road, with guest fiddler Patrick MacAvinue. The bluegrass band was visible on stage during the show and Patrick, who tours with Audie Blaylock & Redline, tells us that it was well received.

“It was truly a wonderful experience. All the kids were so enthusiastic and talented! Not to mention, it was at Carnegie Hall (cross that off the bucket list!).

I got a call from Robert Mabe of Drymill Road to come and perform with them. I’ve known Rob and the guys for a couple years, and they are a great group of guys, along with being top notch musicians.”

Patrick also shared these photos, courtesy of Kelly Johnson.


Dry Mill Road is Robert Mabe on banjo, Doug Ross on mandolin, Sean Loomis on guitar, and Dave Hurt on bass.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.