During this past weekend’s Blazin’ Bluegrass Spring Festival in Whitley City Ky, Open Rail was named the winner of the band contest.
The Gallipolis Ohio band features members, Roger Harrison on guitar and vocals, John Cardwell on mandolin and vocals, Don Titus on Banjo, Shane Lail on guitar and vocals , and Brian Ison on Upright Bass and vocals.
Though the band name may be new to some this band has 8 years of playing bluegrass music to their credits.
Band spokesman Brian Ison summarized the win like this.
“We have been in other competitions and placed well, but winning has always eluded us. We were shocked, and excited to have won this one. So many talented groups and singers were there and we were still yet picked. We are honored to carry the title of winner for the Blazin Bluegrass Festival.”