Bluestone derives its name from the blues in bluegrass music and the stone in the former Keystone band name. Bluestone formed two decades ago when
Dick Laird (mandolin)
Carroll Swam (guitar & vocals)
, members of the southern York county band Keystone, joined forces with Dick's two sons,
Jeff Laird (guitar)
, and veterans,
banjoist Chris Warner,
violinist Jon Glik,
Dobro player Russ Hooper.
This hard-driving veteran bluegrass band brings together musicians who have played with some of the best including Del McCoury, Jimmy Martin, The Franklin County Boys, Dave Evans, Frank Wakefield, The Country Gentleman, and others. Firmly grounded in traditional bluegrass, Bluestone's music incorporates gospel, country, blues, swing, and folk influences as well.
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