3/17: Dinner & Bluegrass at FCS
Join us on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm for dinner & music with The New Habit Band. Free admission with regular menu prices for dinner.
The New Habit hails from southwestern Virginia playing a style of bluegrass that manages to sound unique while paying tribute to traditional bluegrass. Featuring Josh Marlowe on guitar and lead vocals and Brandon Dickerson on banjo, and rounded out by Brent Dickerson on mandolin and Dillon Clements on bass, the band draws heavily from “King of Bluegrass” Jimmy Martin and the Virginia-based Lost and Found for inspiration.
In concert, the band plays a blend of both traditional and contemporary covers and originals that are sure to please fans of bluegrass and win over new converts. Comprised of members from other bands, including brothers Brandon and Brent Dickerson, when playing together and harmonizing on vocals, the group members sound like brothers from other mothers. Not only does each member contribute backing vocals, with some lead songs featuring Clements, but everyone also contributes to writing original songs.
After signing with Railroad Town Records, the band released the single “Back of My Hand,” followed soon afterward by “Last Girl I Lose.” These songs (available now on iTunes) are a testament to the traditional sound and roots of bluegrass, but like the band, they also breathe new life into the genre. Their mission is to keep bluegrass alive and expose it to potential new fans of the genre. “A tree is only as strong as its roots system,” says Marlowe, “and we want bluegrass to be around for years to come.”