"I kept hearing about these “young bluegrass guys” who were driving over the pass every Monday to play the Hootenanny; that they had become a crowd favorite because of their sibling-like harmonies and energy for the stage. So I had to check it out for myself. When bearded 20-something’s Dave McMeekin (vocals, guitar) and Jaime Drysdale (vocals, guitar) took the stage at Dornan’s with another fella to sing an acapella gospel number, I knew that these guys had something special—two voices weaving together with what seemed to be little effort. It reminded me of the Avett Brothers, who are the closest thing to being the Beatles of folk-grass.
Drysdale and McMeekin grew up together in Randolph, Vermont, where they honed their vocal skills singing in church and all-state chorus, and shredding punk music was their teenage fun. Things changed drastically when the two went off to college and discovered bluegrass. After finishing college in different locales, Drysdale and McMeekin moved in together in Ithaca, New York and started a bluegrass band. It gave them the necessary time to run ideas past one another and jam at will. But lifelong thoughts of skiing the Tetons soon took hold, and the duo moved to Driggs in November of 2008. The mountains have fueled their creative potential." -Aaron Davis, March 09
Forming the Random Canyon Growlers with Matt Donovan on bass, rounding the band out with additional instrumentation became a game of availability. A rotating cast of musicians accompanied the Growlers at shows for over a year, until they hit their stride over a series of shows featuring Jon Degroot on lead guitar & vocals, and Brian Paugh on fiddle.
Dickey Ain't Got All Day is the result of a great week spent in producer Ben Winship's Hen House Studios in Victor, Idaho. Ben's mandolin playing is also featured on a number of these tracks.
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