PHOTO RELEASE – Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall Jams With Reigning IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, Kristin Scott Benson

Dueling Banjos At Kentucky State Fair – Oaks’ singer Joe Bonsall Jams with Grascals’ Two-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Kristin Scott Benson

Nashville, TN   – Last night at The Kentucky State Fair Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall was invited to pick a little banjo on stage with super bluegrass band The Grascals. (

“We jammed and woodshedded in a trailer for about an hour and decided that “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” would be the song I would pick with them,” explains Joe “Ban-Joey” Bonsall.”Kristen is a real hero of mine. I was so humbled that she took the time to show me a couple of licks and shared some ideas with me and even added her signature to my Banjo head.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Demonbreun

About The Grascals
The group is among the most beloved and acclaimed on today’s bluegrass scene, having won SPBGMA’s Bluegrass Band of the Year award in 2010, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 and earning its Entertainer of the Year honor in both 2006 and 2007. Two of their previous CDs, THE GRASCALS (2005) and LONG LIST OF HEARTACHES (2006) earned Grammy® nominations for Best Bluegrass Album. The Grascals are currently touring in support of their latest CD, THE FAMOUS LEFTY FLYNN’S, released March 30 on Rounder Records. Last week, the group received five 2010 IBMA Award Nominations: Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (THE FAMOUS LEFTY FLYNN’S), Recorded Event of the Year ( “I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome” with Hank Williams, Jr.), Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year (“Blue Rock Slide”)  and reigning two-time Banjo Player of the Year, Kristin Scott Benson, is nominated again for the award.

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Media Contacts:

Martha Moore, so much MOORE media / 615.746.3994

Jennifer Sacca, Rounder Records / 617.218.4503

Kirt Webster, Webster & Associates / 615.777.6995

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