Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Sons Of Ralph

The Mountain Xpress has once again named The Sons of Ralph as the Best Local Band: Folk/Old-Time/Bluegrass in Western North Carolina. This award for 2008 is the 8th time in the last 10 years that SOR have been awarded this distinction.

Ralph Lewis turned 80 this April and still jams out on mandolin with his sons, Marty Lewis on guitar and Donny Lewis on fiddle and banjo. Second cousin, Steve Mosely plays bass while drummer Ozzie Orengo rounds it out. Ralph hangs tough with the boys and they play everything from traditional and original bluegrass tunes to Grateful Dead covers, with an occasional Doors tunes thrown in, to shake things up.

They generally can be seen at the Jack of the Wood in Asheville every other Saturday night. They'll be there New Year's Eve, it is always a great show.

More info on the Sons of Ralph: http://www.sonsofralph.com/index.html