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David Gans Joins Rumpke Mountain Boys for Special Shows

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Rumpke Mountain BoysCincinnati, OH -- On Tuesday, May 21, award winning bluegrass goup, the Rumpke Mountain Boys will be welcoming David Gans to their weekly show at Stanley's Pub in Cincinnati, followed by shows in Indianapolis, IN, Lexington, KY and Louisville, KY, culminating with performances at the Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville, Ohio.

Gans is a musician, author, journalist , and voice of the syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour. Brought together by their interest in the music of The Grateful Dead, David Gans and 7 time CEA (Cincinnati Entertainment Award) winners for best bluegrass group the Rumpke Mountain Boys first met at a music festival, which has led to on-stage collaborations whenever their paths have crossed over the past several years.

The evening will begin with a solo set by Gans followed by a set by the Rumpke Mountain Boys, with Gans joining in for what's sure to be a can't miss performance.

For over ten years, Ohio's #1 bluegrass band, the Rumpke Mountain Boys, have been amassing devoted fans with their signature blend of jamgrass, aptly named "Trashgrass." Phenomenal songwriting framed by fiery-fast mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and upright bass, creates a sound that has been described as foot-stompin' whiskey-spillin' old-timey psychedelic folk music!

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, the Rumpke Mountain Boys have made a name for themselves with their high-energy improvisational shows that showcase some of the fastest picking in the game. Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon sums it up well, stating, "The Rumpke Mountain Boys - Hot licks, cool tunes. A party waiting to happen." 2012 was a banner year for this talented quartet, highlighted by the release of their album “Trashgrass,” and an epic performance at the All Good Music Festival in a 10:30am time slot. Normally, this would be prime sleeping time for most festival go-ers, but the Rumpke boys brought the throngs out early. 2012 also marked the return of their own Festival, Snugglefest. They appeared at Appalachian Uprising, Dark Star Jubilee and Terrapin Hill Music Festival, just to name a few. Named Cincinnati's best bluegrass band for seven years running, they have shared the stage with iconic artists such as Leftover Salmon, Tim O’Brien, Ralph Stanley, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Del McCoury.

Each member is a talented songwriter - Ben Gourley on mandolin, Adam Copeland on acoustic guitar, and Jason "Wolfie" Wolf on banjo are joined by Memphis-bred upright bass player J.D. Westmoreland to form a team that has taken the region by storm. The boys can be found honing their chops at a weekly Tuesday residency at Stanley’s Pub in Cincinnati. Their marathon live shows are now legendary, making them one of the most sought after festival acts in the east. 2013 is destined to be a pivotal year for the Rumpke Mountain Boys, kicking off the year with a New Year’s show in Cleveland, OH and a trip to the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis to begin working on the next album.

A David Gans "solo electric" performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style finger picking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match - it's never the same show twice, but it's always worth a listen.

Stanley's Pub
323 Stanley Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

The Mousetrap Bar and Grill
5565 Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46620

Cosmic Charlie's
388 Woodland Ave.
Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Diamond Pub Concert Hall
630 Barrett Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40204

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