The seven members of Bluestone pose with their instruments in an old barn

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Michael G. Stewart

Veteran local band Bluestone has been on the scene for the last 25 years.  Firmly grounded in traditional, hard-driving Bluegrass, the band's repertoire also incorporates gospel, country, blues, swing and folk influences.  Bluestone is made up of Dick Laird (mandolin, vocals), Carroll Swam (guitar, vocals), Chris Warner (banjo, vocals), Russ Hooper (dobro, vocals), Jon Glik (fiddle), Jeff Laird (guitar, vocals) and Heath Laird (bass, vocals). The boys have played with some of the best, including Del McCoury, Jimmy Martin, the Franklin County Boys, Dave Evans, Frank Wakefield, The Country Gentlemen and others.