An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass “Bugle Call Rag” Featuring Brent Lamons

Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass stopped by the Blue Plate stage recently before their gig at Scruffy City Hall. This tune featured one of the band members, Dr. Brent Lamons, on banjo. Brent’s “day job” is at the University of Tennessee right here in Knoxville. When Dr. Brent is not exercising his PhD creds, he picks a mean version of “The Bugle Call Rag”. We would have gone to class more often if our profs were like this! In addition to Dr. Lamons, the band members here are:
Chris Henry – Mandolin
Pat Hoeper – Fiddle
Brad Benge – Bass
Merle Johnson – Guitar
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