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"Bluegrass Breakdown"

"You guys know how to have fun...You are all superb musicians...But you are all just wonderful entertainers as well.
You put a smile on my face and got me excited once again about the entertainment value of bluegrass music."
- David Higgs
WPLN-FM Nashville, TN - Dave Higgs


"Pickin' and Grinnin'"

“County Farm...delivering a rousing brand of bluegrass that places as much emphasis on the grinnin’ as it does the pickin’. But don’t think they’re all about shenanigans; these ol’ boys can deliver instrumental bliss with breakneck tempos as well."
-Creative Loafing, Greenville, SC - Creative Loafing


"Work Release"

"Thoroughly entertaining
from start to finish"
- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine


Discography

"Work Release" is County Farm's debut studio CD from 2004

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Tommy "The Gun" Dudley - Guitar, Vocals. From North Haven CT, Tom Dudley first got into bluegrass as a teenager, frequenting "the Enormous Room" in New Haven, a venue that played host to Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley and others. Tom gravitated toward jazz, and went on to study music at Berklee College in Boston. Tom moved to Asheville in 1995, joined the Asheville bluegrass jam scene, and found a supportive community of musicians. Tom opened Hoot Holler Music in 2007 to promote his CD, "Walkin' to the Bridge", which features Jay Mullenax and Paul Leech, along with a host of WNC pickers and singers.

"Doctor" Jay Mullenax - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals. From Franklin, WV, Jay Mullenax is the founder of County Farm. Jay has a remarkable ability to remember more tunes than you or I have ever heard. He sings many of the leads for County Farm, and is a formidable picker on mandolin and tenor banjo, among other things. Pickin’ an’ hollerin’ on the Asheville jam scene, Jay brought the “Inmates” together through his musical talent and old-fashioned hard work.

Neal "Igneous" Crowley - Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals. From Lexington, KY, Neal Crowley has played with The New Kentucky String Ticklers, and Kentucky Wild Horse, among many others. After moving to Asheville, Neal joined County Farm in September, 2001. Neal teaches banjo and fiddle in Asheville.

Don “Easy D” Rawson- Upright Bass, Fiddle, Vocals.
Hailing from Georgia and Ohio, inmate number 060872 has thumped the upright bass with County Farm since 2005. Don enjoys playing grass, old time, Cajun, country blues and Western Swing. He blames public radio and obscure record labels from the 1920’s and 1930’s for his musical tastes. Don can also be found fiddling and singing as the founding member of The Cisco Playboys, an Asheville-based Western Swing, honky-tonk, Cajun and rockabilly band.
Don arranges his music collection autobiographically and has been known to repeat his mantra often at shows - “When do we get to eat again?”