Dirty Grass Soul

Proudly hailing from the musically rich foothills of Cleveland County

(Shelby, NC), Dirty Grass Soul has been entertaining audiences across the

Carolinas and beyond since their formation in 2011. With a sound that draws

much influence from traditional music of the North Carolina foothills, Dirty

Grass Soul manages to bring a new, refreshed, and re-energized sound to

their music that falls somewhere between country, bluegrass, and

southern rock & roll reminiscent of acts like The Charlie Daniels Band and

The Marshall Tucker Band. Rather than simply relying on heavy guitar leads,

Dirty Grass Soul offers instrumentation that mixes in a heavy dose of fiddle,

pedal steel guitar, and banjo in addition to the guitar. DGS is lead by founding

members Kevin Dedmon (Fiddle, Vocals, Guitar) and Lance Watson (Bass,

Mandolin). They are joined by Tyler Melton (Vocals, Lead Guitar),Dedmon’s brother

Kris Dedmon (Banjo), Glenn Miller (Pedal Steel Guitar), and Jared Miller (Vocals &

Percussion). After touring the Carolina’s behind a self-released demo album

“Movin’ On”, as well as shows with the likes of many of the southeast’s premier

bands under their belt, Dirty Grass Soul has earned a reputation as one of the

southeast’s emerging Southern Rock/Alt. Country bands. Their much anticipated

2016 release of The Long Way, recorded it it’s entirety at the legendary Plum

Hollow Farm, is set to be their best yet! Whether it is the hint of bluegrass, outlaw

country, or rock & roll you hear in each song, their sound is uniquely Dirty Grass

Soul. From Dedmon’s down home/working class lyrics to the blazing instrumental

breaks, Dirty Grass Soul is sure to offer a little something for everyone.

Hometown: Shelby, NC