Ferguson & Ferguson
Irish audiences are known for their love of American folk, country and bluegrass music, and Ferguson & Ferguson received an enthusiastic response across the land in July 2014. Playing 13 concerts in 16 days across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Ferguson & Ferguson performed in concert halls, cultural centers, folk clubs and pubs. They also performed with Colin and Janet Henry, David Dee Moore, the Mae Trio and the great Charlie McGettigan.
Following their successful 2014 tour of Ireland, Ferguson & Ferguson continue to collaborate – performing, writing and recording together. Their new EP, “Some Bridges,” includes five original songs and one classic number. The recording features Ron Stewart and Mark Schatz and was engineered by George Hodgkiss. “The Garys” Ferguson & Ferguson are excited to continue performing together and will bring their songs to new American audiences this year.
Gary Gene Ferguson (guitar, vocals), a longtime resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been a mainstay of the bluegrass and Americana scenes since the 1980s. In addition to the Gary Ferguson Band, Gary has recorded or performed with such distinguished bluegrass musicians as Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Mike Auldridge, Bill Emerson, Alan O’Bryant, Ron Stewart and Jimmy Gaudreau.
A five-time finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, Ferguson is an acclaimed songwriter, best known for the Larry Sparks hit, “Last Day at Gettysburg,” which rose to number two on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 chart. Three of his original songs were included in the Bluegrass Unlimited “Top 200 Songs of the 1990s” list. Ferguson is also a prolific recording artist whose records span bluegrass, country, Americana and folk. The most recent additions to his tasty and varied discography are Live at Podunk and Ferguson, Holmes and Henry, recorded with Irish musicians Janet Holmes and Colin Henry.
Gary Alan Ferguson (lead guitar, mandolin, bass and vocals), a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia who now lives in the Washington, D.C. area, is a singer, songwriter and versatile multi-instrumentalist whose music blends a variety of influences into his own style of roots music. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, upright bass, electric bass, keyboards and percussion instruments.
The winner of the 2015 DCBU Hazel Dickens Songwriting contest and a finalist in the 2014 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, Gary has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe with a number of highly regarded country, bluegrass and swing bands. His performance and/or recording credits include the Knoxville Grass, Donna Fargo, Claire Lynch, John Starling, Arty Hill and the Virginia Squires.
A member of the Recording Academy and the DC Bluegrass Union, he currently plays with several popular DC-based groups including East of Monroe (bluegrass/Americana), the Hula Monsters (swing/roots) and Ferguson and Ferguson. Gary is currently producing East of Monroe’s upcoming debut CD as well as working on other recording projects.
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