What's New for 2016!We are excited for 2016! We will be hosting the 3rd annual River and Roots Festival with buddies Tim O'Brien, Larry Keel, Old Man Luedecke and many more.....and the 13th annual Watermelon Park Fest with The David Grisman Sextet, The Sam Bush Band, The O'Connor Band Featuring Mark O'Connor, our old friends from Colorado Taarka and many more....at Watermelon Park Campground in Berryville Va! Stay tuned for Festival line-ups and other exciting news by getting on the Shepherds Ford Newsletter. We just finished recording our NEW CD in February of 2016 at Shepherds Ford Studios. We are also going on our 5th bi-annual tour of the UK in October of 2016 and we are excited to see all our friends across the Pond. Lots of good shows on the horizon, and new music to share. See you soon!
What's New for 2015!
We are excited for 2015! We will be hosting the River and Roots Festival with The David Grisman Sextet this Year! We are also hosting Watermelon Park Fest with Loretta Lynn, Hot Rize Pokey LaFarge and many more.... Lots of good shows on the horizon, and new music to share. See you soon.
What's New for 2014!
It's gonna be a big year for Furnace Mountain, expect some exciting news this year! Lot's of Cool Festivals coming up! River and Roots Festival with Steep Canyon Rangers, Red Wing Festival with Trampled by Turtles, Brystol Rythm and Roots Festival, Watermelon Park Fest with Sam Bush, and the Richmond Folk Festival. Tour dates have been set for the UK and Ireland for 2014! Looks like its Oct. 22 thru Nov. 3., So pack it up and come on with us, or we'll see you there!
News from 2013!
Watermelon Park Fest was stellar! Del McCoury, Bobby Osbourne, and the Masters of Bluegrass were superb! Having Dirk Powell join us for our whole set was a treat, thanks Dirk! We enjoyed meeting some of the new acts, like the Stray Birds, and Locust Honey, and Old Man Leudecke was a treat to have at the festival and at our house. Next years festival slated for Sept. 25-27, see you there!
Our newest CD "The Road to Berryville" is now available on Itunes!
News from 2012!
Watermelon Park Fest 2012- Blew our socks off! We played Saturday night at the height of the festival, right between Tim O'Brien and Del McCoury. Danny played a whole set with Tim O'Brien and then the whole band sat in with Bruce Molsky during his set. More info at www.watermelonparkfest.com. Stay tuned by signing up for our monthly newsletter. We hope to see you all at a show soon!We are back from the UK after a run of dates, June 1-20, 2012. To see photos of the trip and follow our adventures in general, check out our Facebook page. It was really nice seeing all our old friends on the other side of the pond, as well as making some new ones!
Wow, what an amazing time we had at Watermelon Park Fest in 2011. We didn't realize how many fans we have! And what a thrill getting to meet Ralph Stanley, and sitting in with the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Woody Pines, and jammin with Pokey down on the river were just a few of the high points. The Red Stick Ramblers were amazing, Bruce Molsky is always excellent, and the Woodshedders burned the house down. We can't wait till next time! Check out the video of Dave and Danny's jam with The Steep Canyon Rangers!
Keep a lookout for a delightful compilation entitled Beginner's Guide to Hoedown coming to stores in November. Furnace Mountain shares a track alongside other artists Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson, Reyna Gellert, Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard, Flatt and Scrugs, The Dillards, Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, and many more on this three CD set.
In February we returned from the Celtic Connections 2011 festival in Glasgow, Scotland, where we had a wonderful time seeing old friends and family, and playing tons of great music. We played to a capacity crowd at Glasgow's fabulous Old Fruitmarket concert hall with our good buddies The Wilders. Paul Kerr, who was at the show and writing for this month's Maverick Magazine, said that Furnace Mountain was "Superb — a breath of fresh mountain air."
We also landed a slot on BBC Two Scotland's Festival Highlights show. Check out the excellent BBC video of us at the Old Fruitmarket. Later, when we joined Roseanne Cash and Laura Cantrell for a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Ms. Kennedy told her listeners we were, in her opinion, "one of the hottest acts" on the circuit.