Discovery String Band
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Discovery String Band


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The best kept secret in music


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Between the three entities in our band (Paul & Win
Grace, Dave and Cathy Barton Para, and Bob Dyer)
we have released more than a dozen CDs. Among
Dave & Cathy's releases are: "Living on the River",
"Crazy Quilt", "On A Day Like Today", "Ballad of the
Boonslick", "For All the Good People", and "T'was On
A Night Like This" (an album of Christmas music).
Paul and Win's CDs include "Dance Upon the Earth",
"Love's Lasting Light", and "In Dreams I Hear the
Music." Bob has two CD's of his own original
folk-style ballads—"Songteller"and "River Runs
Outside My Door". Cathy, Dave and Bob have also
collaborated on two CDs of Civil War music from the
Western Border—"Johnny Whistletrigger" and
"Rebel in the Woods." Cuts from our CDs have
received wide radio play on folk and acoustic music
shows on independent radio stations. Our web
sites (;; and contain musical
segments from many of our songs.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Our band is made up of musicians who have been
close friends and collaborators for more than 25
years. We are especially fond of American and
French Canadian folk music and traditions. Cathy
and Dave (husband and wife) have toured
extensively throughout the United States and
Europe and have performed and held workshops
at many of the major folk festivals in the country.
Cathy is an especially talented hammered dulcimer
and banjo player. Dave is a master guitarist. Paul
& Win Grace have also toured extensively through-
out the United States and specialize in versatile
high-energy performances. Bob Dyer is a song
writer in the old balladeer tradition. He calls himself
a "Songteller," and he is also an avid student of
American, and especially river, history. Our
versatility is perhaps our strongest trait.