CD review: Greg Schochet, Amblin’ Man
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CD review: Greg Schochet, Amblin’ Man

Greg Schochet has released his first solo recording called “Amblin’ Man,” — Greg grew up listening to and influenced by his father’s record collection: Bob Dylan, The Band, Beatles, Stones etc. He later added his high school favorites AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Lenard Skynyrd and of course the Grateful Dead to his influences. “The Dead led me, like so many of my generation, to bluegrass and the mandolin,” he said.

One of the finest string bands in the US coming to Lyons: Punch Brothers
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One of the finest string bands in the US coming to Lyons: Punch Brothers

Planet Bluegrass will be presenting this month arguably the best of the finest contemporary string bands, Punch Brothers. Led by multitalented musician Chris Thile who plays mandolin, bouzouki, mandola, banjo, viola, double bass, cello, piano, violin, guitar, sitar, tenor guitar, and has a wonderful voice.

How Lyons influenced a young- gifted musician, Jake Simpson

How Lyons influenced a young- gifted musician, Jake Simpson

Musician Jake Simpson has been moving in and out of Lyons for years, and much of his music roots were influenced by the town and its musicians and Planet Bluegrass. He will be performing at RockyGrass this July 2021. It’s a rock ‘n roll vibe with bluegrass instruments. Read his life story.