New show just announced for the Sprig o' Mint All Stars at Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge Golf Course in Bolingbrook on St. Patrick's Day - Saturday March 17 starting at 7pm! For 4 years now Bobby Rex & Chris Grant put together a great, fun show around St. Patrick's Day where they unleash the classic Irish jigs, reels, & melodies everyone is sure to know and love! Gary Gibula, the consumate upright bassist, guitarist, and vocalist joined the band in 2011 as the perfect seasoned musician to round out the trio. Together they bring forth the energy, sense of professionalism, and vast repertoire to keep audiences entertained wherever they perfrorm. Bobby Rex and Gary performed together as long ago as 1989 and had a similar band from 1990 to '92 called the New Foliage Trio where they also performed bluegrass, folk, Appalachian music and Americana for audiences in the midwest. Chris Grant is an accomplished violinist and mandolin player from Barrington.
A list of some of the songs performed will be Whiskey In the Jar, Mountain Dew, Jug of Punch, Drink It Up Men (It's Well After 10), Whiskey You're the Devil, Irish Washerwoman, Sailor's Hornpipe, Fisher's Hornpipe, Kesh Jig, Morrison's Jig, and other sweet surprises and sing-a-longs! The Sprig o' Mint All Stars also perform songs by Van Morrison, U2, the Band, The Grateful Dead, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and the Beatles. The band is known to take requests of all sorts though the evening also.
Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge Golf Course in Bolingbrook can be reached at 630-739-2377 for more information and directions or on the web at: http://www.bolingbrookparks.org/Attractions_and_Facilities/Ashburys/General_Information_and_Hours.aspx
A special thanks goes out to Joey & United Talent Coordinators.