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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hog Operation & Dry Branch Fire Squad to Perform at the Season’s Final Bluegrass on the Square Concert Series

Bluegrass on the Square in Historic Corydon, Indiana will close out their 2010 summer outdoor concert season, Saturday, August 28 with the local favorite, Hog Operation, and the popular, well-known band, Dry Brand Fire Squad.


Operation is a Louisville, Kentucky based ensemble steeped in Kentucky’s rich music tradition. This group gives high-energy performances created by the cross-pollination of many American roots music styles including blues, bluegrass, Celtic, country and rock. Hog Operation plays a style of supercharged bluegrass music using traditional instrumentation - guitar, banjo, bass, fiddle and mandolin—that accompany smooth harmony vocals. The players are Steve Cooley (banjo), John Hawkins (guitar), Larry Raley (bass), and Mike Schroeder (mandolin and fiddle).

For more than 25 years Dry Branch Fire Squad has been one of bluegrass music's most popular bands, renowned for its spry mix of front-porch standards, modern ballads, and the old-time sounds from which bluegrass first sprang. The (quartet) is positively adored for its droll, scampy stage shows, fueled by Ron Thomason's cornpone-and-hard-cider wit. Their newest CD, Echoes of the Mountains, is now available in stores and on their website at

Bluegrass on the Square is sponsored by the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, WFPK Radio and the Harrison County Community Foundation. Concerts are held on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand on the Historic Corydon Square from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. The concerts are free and seating is limited. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. For up-to-date weather cancellations, visit or call 888-738-2137.

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