Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

Based in Thompson CT



With Dave Dick on banjo, his broth Bob Dick on guitar, Dan Nowlan on mandolin and Ken Taylor on upright bass, this seasoned group plays a wide range of bluegrass styles, complete with brilliant picking and smooth harmony, in a program which is entertaining for the entire family.

Their sound is contemporary, yet still firmly planted in the traditional sound of bluegrass. What can you expect at a BV show?  Fiery picking - Dave Dick on banjo and guitar is one of New England's finest multi-instrumentalists.  Tight trio harmonies -  Bob Dick on guitar has had a legacy of being in bands with great harmony singing, and brings that level of detail to all the trios the band sings.  Gospel quartets - Ken Taylor on bass not only makes the ground shake with his powerful bass playing, but also his deep bass voice.  Energy - Dan Nowlan on the mandolin puts out a tremendous amount of energy and emotion to all the songs which makes for a dynamic performance.  The band has two CDs available - Debut (2007) and Soulshine (2011) and Bob Dick has his CD Life's Highway which was released in August of 2014.



Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2007