Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Four Year Residency Fuels Oxford Bluegrass

By Jeff McVay contributor

The members of Grassfire Bluegrass band include lead singer and guitarist Brad Robb, banjo player Randal Morton, upright bass/vocalist Steve Clark and guitar/fiddle/vocalist Robert Dickerson.
Photo courtesy Grassfire Bluegrass Band

Sunday Bluegrass Brunch in the shade? Yes, please.

With more than four years residency under its belt at Rafters on the Square in Oxford, Grassfire Bluegrass Band gears up for another fall of high-octane bluegrass, country and even classic folk/pop covers every Sunday morning beginning at 11:15.

Doors open at 10:45; no cover charge and all ages are welcome to enjoy food and drink specials with the established foursome from the Memphis area who have become somewhat of an Oxford staple.

The band includes lead singer and guitarist Brad Robb, guitar/fiddle/vocalist Robert Dickerson, banjo player Randal Morton and upright bass/vocalist Steve Clark.

“Rafters hosts the only live bluegrass you will find in Oxford on Sunday,” Robb said. “The atmosphere is perfect for family and friends. We work hard to supply a classic mix of genres as a ‘background’ rather than attempting to overwhelm the Sunday scene.”

Grassfire is set for its final show of the summer this Sunday (July 28) before taking a short break to reload, regroup and allow the 2019-2020 classes to roll in, hopefully with parents in tow. Then, on Aug. 25 – through infinity and beyond – the show goes on.

Perfect for birthday outings, wedding after-parties and fraternity/sorority gatherings, the popular Rafters Bluegrass Brunch is the perfect way to begin your hectic week.

Rafters is located at 1002 Jackson Avenue east, just off the Oxford Square.