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Mars Hill Porch Pickers
About Mars Hill Porch Pickers
PAINTER DICKSON LESTER: LEAD VOCALS, GUITAR, BANGITAR, HARMONICA
RON LEVINE : MANDOLIN- GUITAR + VOCALS-
Ron has that rare raspy Chicago BLUEGRASS voice that you will definitely
love & enjoy hearing, he adds great Mandolin choppin' licks, vocals and
brings joy to the audiences with his bouncy bubbly personality. Always
happy go lucky and ready to play Bluegrass or Jam with others.
JIMBO WRIGHT: BANJO-GUITAR-BASS + VOCALS -
Jimbo is a fantastic Banjo plucker always full of life. He is a regular
of the Bluegrass scene throughout the southeast and anywhere he travels.
He has played literally 100's of times in various bands over the years. He
is FUNNY, HYSTERICAL, HAPPY GO LUCKY and brings joy to the audiences with
his extraordinaire BANJO PICKIN' and hilarious on stage antics. Come out
and see him, you never know what your gonna get with JIMBO's skits.
"ABNORMAL" TRITTON- BASS AND BODY GUARD-
"ABNORMAL" has been a music enthusiast all of his life. He is a retired
Army Serviceman who served his country in the prestigious ARMY Band for 28
yrs playing over 7 brass instruments as well as several bass instruments
including his 3/4 size upright bass. He played music for weddings,
Birthdays, Anniversaries special occasions. He regularly plays for retired
citizens and veterans organizations. We are proud to have him serving the
Mars Hill Porch Pickers.
Other members when available: [NOT PICTURED]
TYPE OF MUSIC: BLUEGRASS, NEWGRASS, BALLADS, Contemprary-Grass,
Bluesy-GRASS, IRISH TUNES & OCCASIONAL APPALACHIN FOLK
ABOUT THE 2012 BAND:
"The Mars Hill Porch Pickers" Bluegrass Band was FOUNDED & started by
Painter Dickson Lester in the Fall of 1992 as an outreach to youth in the
community of the Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Acworth. After the Youth
went off to college Dickson founded the band & continued to use the group
to play for retirement homes and many other special events in the
community around Cobb County, VARIOUS GEORGIA, FLORIDA & KANSAS VENUES
including SEBA'S ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS, the BEAR ON THE SQUARE
(Dahlonega) Bluegrass festivals, SEBA ANNUAL Blairsville FESTIVALS,
Acworth, Kennesaw, Dallas, Cartersville and many other locations. They
have since put on or played in concerts in Powders Springs, Stone Mountain
town and Parks, Sloppy Floyd Georgia State Park, Blue Ridge,The Blue Ridge
Rail road, Brookville family Opry-Tenn, Smoke on the Lake Festival,
FLORIDA'S Suwanee Festival, Raccoon Creek, Acworth Opry, KENNESAW OPRY,
Everett's Music Barn, Heritage at Brookstone, Pop's in Summerville,
Poole's BBQ house in- Elijay, The Presbyterian Village and many others.
They were filmed for a TV show "The Best Of America By Horse Back- in
Lyons, Ga. that was aired on RFD TV on August 8, 2005.
They have also helped with countles FUNDRAISERS for the KENYA CONNECTION
MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, LIVING HOPE MINISTRIES, PRECIOUS PEARLS
MINISTRIES, "HERB EMORY'S TOYS FOR TOTS" annual Fundraiser with the
Marines at the FAMILY BBQ HOUSE on HWY 278 next door to the Harley
Davidson Dealership and many others.
They have appeared numerous times on WRFG 89.3 FM RADIO PROGRAM
-"SPAM AND GRITS" Bluegrass Music with the "OLD FOLKIE' himself MARC
MILLER. He delights in their music.
Also, on the WRFG 89.3 "JR Bluegrass RADIO PROGRAM"-Who LOVES their
The Band Members have changed over the years but Dickson has continued to
pull great musicians together with the ultimate goal to play FUN music
that combines JOY and LAUGHTER and makes folks wanna smile, tap their TOES
& feet, sing along and be pleasing to the ears of the audience.
The former 2005 Porch Pickers also played in a live 2 hour Christmas
concert for our Troops in Fort Riley, Kansas. The concert was filmed live
and aired December 23 and 25, '05 in 120 countries on the RFD television
broadcast station. Look for our separate tab for more information
regarding the Fort Riley Christmas Show.
To Schedule the Band for a FESTIVAL, PERSONAL GIG, WEDDING or PARTY
Here is CONTACT INFORMATION:
111 COURTLAND CIRCLE
POWDER SPRINGS, GA 30127
WEB SITE: WWW.MHCHURCH.COM/PORCHPICKERS
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