Wednesday March 31, 2016
We had a wonderful kickoff to the touring season with very successful tour of South Carolina and Florida and a sold out show at BrewGrass 2016 in Ocean City Maryland!
Drymill Road is just getting warmed up for 2016! Looking forward to playing New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Colorado, and Montana to name a few!
Wednesday February 17, 2016
Drymill Road is looking forward to the South Carolina / Florida trip starting on March 9th.
Also in March the band returns to BrewGrass in OC Maryland with the Saltwater Stringband!
In other news, Robert will be releasing his solo project on 3/1/2016.
The CD is titled “Somewhere in the Middle” and features Clay Jones, Patrick McAvinue, Jack Dunlap, and David Shepherd.
You can order the new CD from the Drymill Road store or at Roberts website: www.robertsbanjo.com
Wednesday August 12, 2015
The band just got back from a very successful cross country/canadian tour and it was a blast!
Chicago, Sioux Falls, Billings, Bozeman, Portland, Vancouver and Coombs Canada…Thanks for hosting Drymill Road!
We are not stopping there. We have the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival coming up on 8/16.
Also, Drymill Road will be headlining the Windber Bluegrass Festival on Saturday 9/12 and will be joined by fiddle great Patrick McAvinue! Check out the tour schedule for full details!
Wednesday June 10, 2015
Its been such a busy season and its only June!
We just came off of a killer show with the Seldom Scene, played for a huge crowd at CheatFest, and had multiple dates all over the southeast and midwest!
Up next is one of our favorite festivals; Smoked Country Jam 2015!…and in July we will be heading west to Vancouver Canada with stops in Illinois, South Dakota, Montana, and Oregon!
The fun never stops!
Monday March 16, 2015
We are very excited to be heading to South Carolina and Florida this week!
The week kicks of Wednesday at the Awendaw Green Barn Jam. Joining Drymill Road; The Brummy Brothers and Pressing Strings!
Thursday Drymill Road travels to St Augustine Florida for a show at Planet Sarbez. The West King Street band will open the show!
Friday and Saturday we play the Spring Jam in Pam Beach Florida with Rhonda Vincent and The Boxcars.
…and Sunday we end the week in Charleston South Carolina at The Mill. See you on the road!
Friday November 28, 2014
The brand new Drymill Road CD/DVD “Give & Take” is ready and will officially be released on 12/13/2014! Just in time for Christmas!
Pre-Order yours NOW!
Sunday October 5, 2014
The LIVE recording project was a blast and we can’t thank everyone enough for coming out!
The audio is almost ready and the next step is video editing for the DVD!
Also, we just played a great show at the Bright Box Theatre with Linda Lay and Springfield Exit on 10/3!
What an evening!…pics coming soon!
Monday August 25, 2014
Drymill Road just got back from a tour of Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, and finally a show in Northern Virginia at the beautiful Liberty Farm!
BIG things coming up in the next couple of weeks!
On September 6th Drymill Road will be headlining the Windber Bluegrass Festival!
On September 8th we will be recording our third album in front of a live audience!
Wednesday April 30, 2014
Its the last day of April but tomorrow is the first day of a very busy May for Drymill Road!
The band is booked 15 days in May and we are really looking forward to this busy schedule!
One of the many highlights to check out is the Appalachian Festival in Cincinnati Ohio on May 10th.
For more info click her: Appalachian Festival
Thursday March 13, 2014
Drymill Road is excited to announce that we will be playing Carnegie Hall NY!
Walker Performing Arts will be performing the original musical theatre piece “From Sea to Shining Sea” and has asked Drymill Road to provide the musical accompaniment on March 27th!
This will also be the day before our trip to Ocean City Maryland for the BrewGrass festival!
This is going to be a great weekend of music!
Sunday February 23, 2014
Looking forward to and very thankful for a super busy tour schedule for 2014!
The creative juices are flowing and there is more new material than ever!
Also, fiddle beast, Patrick McAvenue will be joining Drymill Road on select dates throughout the year!
We are stoked!
Tuesday December 31, 2013
Happy NEW YEAR 2014 from Drymill Road!
What a great year 2013 was for the band!
We played lots of new cities and met lots of new friends during a year that turned out to be our best one yet!
DC, VA, WV, MD, NC, PA, OH, IL, WI, MI, MN, NJ, DE, a “Great Lakes” tour, new festivals, new recordings, and a tour van that worked perfectly on every trip!
There are about 50 dates on the books for 2014 including new cities/venues and new festivals!
We have been writing/rehearsing some great new material and are well on our way to making 2014 the best year ever!
All of this awesomeness would not be possible without our fans and Drymill Road cant thank you enough!
CHEERS to YOU and to a wonderful 2014!
Thursday December 5, 2013
We are coming off of a great show at the Bright Box Theatre with Bud’s Collective!
Drymill Road loves playing double/triple bills with our musical buddies and we have a few more shows lined up for 2013 where we will be doing just that!
We will be playing the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center with Colebrook Road and Tuckahoe Ridge on 12/13!
You can also check us out at IOTA with Bud’s Collective and Chester River Runoff on 12/22!
Check our tour page for full details!
Tuesday September 3, 2013
Drymill Road was recently contacted by a promoter to play a
festival in 2014. The promoter was very interested in hiring us
but wanted to review our CD recordings before making a final
decision. We sent our CDs to him. After a few days we emailed
to see if he had listened and to see what he thought of the music.
Here is his response…and one of my favorite reviews:
“….I did. You guys are different in some very rare ways. You haven’t got a tenor, you didn’t put “Love of the Mountains” on your CD, There are no showoffs on any instrument. You aren’t afraid to border on folk, new grass, Indie, cafe, uptown and or mountain blues style pickin. I can only think of one heretic that got such a review when looking for a gig when he was young. His name was Charlie Waller. I’m interested and we need to talk….”
Drymill Road got the job!
Sunday September 1, 2013
Summer is winding down but the Drymill Road schedule is still red hot! The band has lots of “cant miss” shows coming up including:
The Tally Ho Theatre with Bud’s Collective
The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival with Doyle Lawson and IIIrd Tyme Out
The Bright Box Theatre with Bud’s Collective
Be sure to check our Tour page for full details!
Tuesday July 23, 2013
The “Great Lakes Tour” was a complete success and what a great time we had! The tour started out is Sterling Virginia with stops in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Green Bay, Duluth, and finally International Falls Minnesota! BIG thanks to all of the guys in the band, Dirk and Patsy in Sterling Va., Ralph and ALL of the gang at Rinky Dinks, Jenna/Barking Spider in Cleveland, Stebbins and Uncommon Ground in Chicago, Troy in Green Bay, and Terri in International Falls! This tour would not have been possible without lots of help from all of these folks!
The guys in the band are glad to be home safely but we are ready to do it all again!!!
Looking forward to the rest of 2013 and the BIG tours we have in the works for 2014….where would you like to see Drymill Road in 2014?
Tuesday June 25, 2013
We are very excited to be releasing a new EP and its just in time for the Drymill Road Great Lakes Tour! The CD
features two outstanding guest musicians; Rickie Simpkins on fiddle and Gaven Largent on dobro!
Look for the EP to be released in the next couple
Monday March 18, 2013
Wow! So much going on right now with Drymill Road! The concert series at Barns of Rose Hill starts this week and
we are so excited to have 3 young and very talented bands joining us for the showcase!
The schedule is picking up and I dont thing we have an opening in the schedule until November!
And finally, the recording project for Drymill Road II is going just perfect! We have a very special guest play fiddle on
this project! He is a hero and a living legend…….guess who!
Wednesday December 26, 2012
In a few more days 2012 will be history and what a year it was for Drymill Road!!! Thanks to the dedication of my band
members and the fans, it was the best year ever! We shared the stage with The Seldom Scene, Rhonda
Vincent, The Lonesome River Band, and too many other great artists to mention!
Thanks to everyone who helped make 2012 such a great year: Ed Henry for your great blogs, Richele Cole and Bobs Sanctuary for your awesome photos, Steve Harris of Circa-Blue, Jenn and Andrea from Pickin’ in the Panhandle, and so many more!!!
2013 is going to be even better and we cant wait to get back out on the road! Look for Drymill Road in your town!
Tuesday October 9, 2012
The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Rocked!!! On our way out of town we played the Lost Rhino in Ashburn Virginia for the first time…Great venue, and the place was packed! Drymill Road will be back on December 7th!
When we got to the festival grounds in OBX we were very impressed with the stage. It stage is huge and the back drop is a beautiful view of the bay. Our set was high energy and complimented by a great sound system and an enthusiastic crowd. Later that evening we played the OBX Brewing Station. Another awesome venue! The best part of the trip was seeing all of the fans that came out to OBX just to see Drymill Road! I talked to at least 20 from Virginia
alone. Thanks for your support and we will see you at the 2013 OBX Festival!!!
Monday September 10, 2012
WOW!!! What a busy and amazing weekend! We started out in Hagerstown WV on Thursday with a 6am live
TV show, played in Middletown VA on Friday at 5pm, traveled up to Amity PA for a 10pm Friday show then Washington PA
on Saturday, and ended our journey on Sunday at Pickin’ in the Panhandle in Hedgesville WV.
Thanks so much to my bandmates Sean Loomis, Doug Ross (DR), and Dave Hurt for working so h…ard and making such good music this weekend! I am very proud to be a part of this band!
It doesnt matter if we are playing at 6am in the morning, on our 3rd gig of the day, or playing the last few songs of a 5 hour show,one thing is for sure: Drymill Road is gonna bring it!!!…and we did just that over and over all weekend!
After so much music and so many miles there was no better place to end our mini-tour than Pickin in the Panhandle.
I cannot say enough good things about Pickin in the Panhandle!!! They pulled off another great one this year with excellent BBQ, top notch entertainment and organization that you will not see at other festivals!
Yes, we got to hang with Sammy Shelor, Doyle Lawson and were treated like stars back stage but the highlight of the whole weekend for me was Drymill Roads last set at Pickin in the Panhandle. In the middle of a very up-tempo song, I looked up from my banjo and took it all in: Doug had just blistered another mandolin solo, the crowd was roaring, Dave was booming on the bass, Sean had a huge smile on his face, and I felt so much emotion at that moment that I wanted to laugh, scream and cry all at the same time!…seriously I had a lump in my throat!
That my friends is what this whole thing is all about and there is nothing in this world to compare that feeling to.
Tuesday August 21, 2012
Bluegrass on the Boat was the best!
Thanks to Dale for hosting the event, Mark for doing some fine MC work, John for providing excellent sound as always!!!
Thanks to the bands, Circa Blue, Chester River Runoff, David Via!!! You all sounded great!!!
And most of all BIG THANKS to everyone that came out to listen and support bluegrass music!!!
Looking forward to doing this again next year!
Coming up in the next couple of weeks we have the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival with the Seldom Scene
and Pickin’ in the Panhandle with the Lonesome River Band!!!
Wednesday June 27, 2012
Well the summer is moving right along and Drymill Road is gearing up for some great shows!!! We have just confirmed
a date with the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival to play a mini festival on the Orkney Springs stage. The show date is 9/1 and
the bill will include: The Seldom Scene, Nothin’ Fancy, Drymill Road and The Gold Top County Ramblers!
Please check the schedule for all dates and details!
Also in the news: the new Drymill Road CD is now available on itunes and all other digital distribution sites!
Get the whole album on itunes for $7.98 here:
Monday March 26, 2012
What an outstanding weekend! The CD release party at the Barns of Rose Hill was a HUGE success to say the least!
Drymill Road rocked the show to a sell out crowd! Of course none of this would have been possible without all
of the fine folks that came out. You guys rocked the show as well (if not more than Drymill Road)! The energy and response from the audience was BIG and positive and that definitely came out in the music! After the show we were told that this was one of the biggest crowds ever for the venue! We were also told that this was the BEST CROWD EVER in terms of responsiveness, applause, and energy levels!!!
So again, BIG THANKS to our fans for making all of this possible…We absolutely can not do this without YOU!!!
Wednesday March 7, 2012
Finally!!!! The new Drymill Road CD is ready!
Please join us for a wonderful night at the Barns of Rose Hill in
Berryville Virginia on March 24th for the first release party. This is THE place to See live music and we are all very excited to play there again!
Tuesday December 13, 2011
Ahhh yes, The first full length Drymill Road CD is getting oh so close to completion! Its been a long time coming but well worth the wait. The
CD will feature 8 original songs written by our fearless leader Mr. Sean Loomis. We are in the final mix and mastering phases and cant
wait to hear the final product. We are hoping for a February release with a big release party…or two…or three!!! Stay tuned.
Monday September 26, 2011
The live recording at the Barn’s of Rose Hill went so well that we have decided to make a LIVE CD!!! We are working with the engineer to mix it down and will keep you posted!!!
Wednesday September 6, 2011
Well folks its been a very busy summer and we are wrapping it up at a great festival called Pickin’ in the Panhandle in Hedgesville WV on 9/10!!! There will be tons of great beer bbq and bluegrass bands including The Lonesome River Band, Junior Sisk, The Dixie Bee Liners and may more! Hope to see you there!lick here to add text.