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Cold Cold Ground Selected for IBMA SongwriterShowcase! 

Gary's song "Cold Cold Ground," written with G.K. Young, has been selected for the 2017 IBMA Songwriter Showcase that will be held on September 28 at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh.  Check it out in Audio!

 

It's Here!

East of Monroe's debut CD, By The River's Edge, is now available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, eastofmonroe.com and other retailers.  For more information, please visit: http://cdbaby.com/cd/eastofmonroe

 

 

Two Wammie Nominations!

 Gary received two Wammie nominations from the Washington Area Music Association for the 30th annual Washington Area Music Awards: Bluegrass Instrumentalist and Bluegrass Recording (with Gary Gene Ferguson for Some Bridges).

 

Thanks everyone and congratulations to the other nominees!

 

IBMA Songwriter Showcase! 

Gary's song "Southern Train" was selected for the 2015 IBMA Songwriter Showcase that was held at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh.

 

Ferguson & Ferguson - Some Bridges

Ferguson & Ferguson "Some Bridges" EP is now available on CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes. Including five original songs and one classic number, the recording features performances by Ron Stewart and Mark Schatz and was engineered by George Hodgkiss. 

 

 

Here is what noted musicologist Jack Bernhardt says about "Some Bridges:" 

"Bluegrass fans and fans of good music generally, may want to check out Ferguson and Ferguson, 'Some Bridges.' Although they claim no genealogical nexus, Gary Gene Ferguson and Gary Alan Ferguson connect through music in ways that have brought acclaim for their six-song CD, “Some Bridges.” Acoustic and, for the most part bluegrass artists, the two Garys contribute original songs that also venture into swing (“Chase Away the Blues”) and blues (“Walking Boss”).  Both musicians are seasoned veterans whose performance and/or writing credits include the Gary (Gene) Ferguson Band, Claire Lynch, and John Starling. Gary Gene’s 'Last Day at Gettysburg' was a hit for Larry Sparks. This six-pack home brew epitomizes thoughtful lyrics, soulful melodies, emotive vocals, and compelling arrangements."

 

Check out the reviews! 

 

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Past Dates

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

East of Monroe in Concert -- Evenings in Olde Towne Gaithersburg - 6 p.m.
31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Price: Free Show!

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Washington Rockville Elks Lodge
The Hula Monsters - TBD
5 Taft Court
Rockville, MD 20850
USA
(301) 424-2202
Price: TBD

Luau!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Private Event
The Hula Monsters
Kent Island, MD

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Private Event
The Hula Monsters
Takoma Park, MD

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

The Barn
Ferguson & Ferguson in Concert! - 8 p.m.
149 Bankert Road
Hanover, PA 17331
USA
Price: $15

For more information contact: Debbie Taylor Cooke: debbiecooke71@hotmail.com

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Ferguson and Ferguson - 7:30 p.m.
1090 Sterling Rd
Herndon, VA 20170
Price: $15

Holy Cross Weekend Bluegrass Series

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Kenmore Inn
East of Monroe -- CD Release Party! - 7:30
1200 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
USA
540-371-7622
Price: Free Show!

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

East of Monroe - TBD
1290 Richmond Ave
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 332-7850
Price: TBD

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Drum n Strum
East of Monroe - 8:00
102 Main Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
5403477484
Price: $20

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

The Kenmore Inn
East of Monroe - 7:30 p.m.
1200 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
USA
5403717622
Price: Free!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

East of Monroe - 7:30
Lee District Amphitheater
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 324-SHOW
Price: Free!

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Fairfax Summer Concert Series
Hula Monsters - 7:30 p.m.
Rutherford Park
Annandale, VA
Price: Free!

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Gaithersburg Festival Pavilion
Hula Monsters - 5 p.m.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Price: Free!

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Ukulele Festival
The Hula Monsters - TBD
Lake Anne
Reston, VA
Price: Free!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Wagon Shed Concert Series
The Hula Monsters - 8 p.m.
109 N 2nd St
New Freedom, PA 17349
Price: $20

Luau at a great venue -- bring your favorite dish!

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Flag Day Party
Hula Monsters
Gaithersburg, MD

Private Event

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Hula Monsters - TBD
Washington, DC 20032

Private Event

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Ferguson & Ferguson and The Fun-Attics - 6:30
557 Centennial Avenue Hanover, Pa. 17331
Hanover, PA 17331
U.S.
717.688.3428
Price: $5

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Ferguson & Ferguson - Time TBD
Granite Hill Campground
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Hula Monsters - 8:00 p.m.
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Price: $15

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The Barn
Ferguson & Ferguson - 7 p.m.
149 Bankert Road
Hanover, PA 17331
Price: $15

House Concert!

Friday, May 6th, 2016

East of Monroe - 8 p.m.
Ashland, VA 23005

Maggie Rainwater will open the show!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Southport Songwriter Festival
Gary Alan Ferguson
Southport, NC

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Ferguson & Ferguson - 8:00 p.m.
109 N 2nd St
New Freedom, PA 17349
Price: $15

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Kenmore Inn
East of Monroe - 7:30 p.m.
1200 Princess Anne St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Friday, February 26th, 2016

East of Monroe - 8 p.m.
Ashland, VA 23005
Price: $10 Advance/$15 Day of Show

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Russell Moore & III Tyme Out with East of Monroe - 7 p.m.
110 Lincoln Ave
Berryville, VA 22611
(540)837-2187
Price: $24 Advance/$27 Door

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

East of Monroe - 7:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1090 Sterling Road
Herndon, VA 20170
Price: $15

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

An Evening of Bluegrass
East of Monroe
Fredericksburg Fraternal Order of Eagles
Fredericksburg, VA

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

IBMA World of Bluegrass
Songwriter Showcase - 2 p.m.
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC
Price: Business Conference Ticket Required

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

East of Monroe - 8 p.m.
Ashland, VA 23005
Price: $10

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Kent Island Yacht Club
Hula Monsters
Chester, MD

Private Party

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

East of Monroe - 5 p.m.
1290 Richmond Ave
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 332-7850
Price: Free

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

East of Monroe - 11:00 and 5:45
Granite Hill Campground
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Annapolis Maritime Museum
Hula Monsters - 7 p.m.
Annapolis, MD
Price: Free

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

La Petite Auberge
Ferguson, Heim, Kochenour and Roberson - 8 p.m.
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Price: Free