rmblogoJamgrass favorites and Trashgrass pioneers Rumpke Mountain Boys have announced a 2013 fall tour with very special guests David Gans (host of Grateful Dead Hour) and Elliot Humphries & Be The Moon appearing in select cities.  The tour kicks off with Gans at the award winnning quartet’s home base – Stanley’s Pub in Cincinnati, OH – on Tuesday, November 12th and includes stops in Columbus, OH, Morgantown, WV and Lexington, KY before performing at The Bluebird in Bloomington, IN on Saturday, Nov. 16th at The Bluegrass Ball, where Gans and RMB will share the stage with The Travelin’ McCourys w Bill Nershi, The New Old Calvary and White Lightning Boys.
The second leg of the tour features a special run through North Carolina with Elliot Humphries & Be The Moon, where Rumpke Mountain Boys will be making their debut in a number of cities.  The run kicks off with all three acts (Gans, Elliot Humphries & Be The Moon and RMB) on Monday, November 18th in Charlotte, NC at Roux!(at Boudreaux’s) NoDa, followed by stops in Winston-Salem, Raleigh, and the famous Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC on Thursday Nov. 21st.   The tour moves to Wilmington, NC for a RMB only show on Friday, Nov. 22nd before concluding Saturday, Nov. 23rd with Elliot Humphries & Be the Moon at Billsborough Live Music Hall.  (Gans will not be appearing on 22nd and 23rd)
photo by Suzy Perler

photo by Suzy Perler

Rumpke Mountain Boys are coming off another wildly successful festival season, where the quartet performed at major venues across the east and midwest in support of their much anticipated new album Moon.  The band recently hosted their annual festival – Snugglefest 2013 – in the mountains of West Virginia and continues to be a fan favorite in the jam and festival scenes.
11/12 – Stanley’s Pub – Cincinnati, OH – w/ David Gans
11/13 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH – w/ Gans
11/14 – 123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV – w/ Gans
11/15 – Willie’s Locally Known – Lexington, KY – w/ Gans
11/16 – The Bluebird – Bloomington, IN – The Bluegrass Ball featuring
The Travelin’ McCourys w/ Bill Nershi, Rumpke Mountain Boys w/ David
Gans, The New Old Cavalry and The White Lightning Boys
11/18 – Roux!(at Boudreaux’s) NoDa – Charlotte, NC – w/ Gans and
Elliot Humphries and Be The Moon
11/19 – Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC – w/ Gans and Elliot Humphries and
Be The Moon
11/20 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC – w/ Gans and Elliot
Humphries and Be The Moon
11/21 – Pisgah Brewing Company – Black Mountain, NC – w/ Gans and
Elliot Humphries and Be The Moon
11/22 – Orton’s – Wilmington, NC – Rumpke Mountain Boys only
11/23 – Billsborough Live Music Hall – Hillsborough, NC – w/ Elliot
Humphries and Be The Moon
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About Rumpke Mountain Boys:
You’ve heard bluegrass, jamgrass and newgrass, but Rumpke Mountain Boys blend of rock, folk, bluegrass drawing on countless influences is so unique it has it’s own name – Trashgrass.   Utilizing acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo, Rumpke Mountain Boys bring jaw-dropping musicianship and outstanding songwriting from all four members to stages across the country.  Known for their fiery live performances where every show is a celebration, their latest album Moon has garnered critical acclaim from traditional bluegrass lovers to newgrass fans alike.  Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon put it best, stating, “hot licks, cool tunes, they’re a party waiting to happen.”
About David Gans:
A David Gans “solo electric” performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based
improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match – it’s never the same show twice, but it’s always worth a listen.
Photo by Jamie Soja

David Gans – Photo by Jamie Soja