The Three Generations to perform serious bluegrass at Lopez Center

  • Tue Aug 12th, 2008 5:06pm
  • Life

Three Generations, a bluegrass band comprised of three generations of family members and a few great friends, will perform at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

The band was formed back in 2003 as a musical outlet for a then 12-year-old talented fiddler named Nick Dumas. Today the band is comprised of Nick, now 17, who plays the fiddle, mandolin, flat pickin’ guitar and sings; his grandpa (Papa), Harold Christensen, who plays the dobro guitar; his mom, Tammy Dumas, who takes the roll as lead vocal and plays the mandolin, and his aunt, Val Ranz, who also sings and plays mandolin: thus the name “The Three Generations.”

The band has also added a few dynamic friends: Chrisann Gray who plays the rhythm guitar, among many other instruments, including the fiddle. Her 18-year-old son, Derek Gray plays the stand-up bass. The newest member to the band is Austin McGregor, 16 years-old and plays a serious bluegrass banjo.

Tickets for the concert which will be held in the Outdoor Pavilion in case of inclement weather, are available from the Community Center office, and from Paper Scissors on the Rock, Blossoms Organic Grocery, Islehaven Books, Islandale Southender for $10 for adults and $8 for youth. Tickets are also available at the door. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale in the tent.