The New Dixie Pharaohs

The New Dixie Pharaohs have been performing in and around Charlotte, NC for the last twenty years their blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass has created an ever growing fan base and they can be found performing regularly at local venues and clubs. Originally the brainchild of Bassist Larry Perrel and Guitarman Don Smart, they bring a diverse background of musical tastes and influences together with a sincere love of what they call "Just Good Pickin." Since beginning this musical venture in 1990 as the entertainment act for a corporate sponsored United Way fundraiser, the band has grown into one of the finest bluegrass acts in the area. The other full time members rounding out the band are talented Banjo player Randy De Bruhl and the award winning Fiddler, David Woodie. Many other fine musicians have been known to take the stage with the Pharaohs including Galax fiddling champion Glen Alexander, Banjo and Steel player Jim Ashton, Charlotte Folk Society's musician of the year winner Jon Singleton and local fan favorite Mandolin and Bass player Tom Kuhn. This list of talented musicians continues to grow as does the notoriety of the band. The Pharaohs have shared the stage with some of the top Bluegrass acts in the country, including the likes of, Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band and Thryd Time Out. If you get the chance to check these guys out, just do it, you'll be glad you did!



"Homegrown quartet add shades of swing and Americana twang to traditional bluegrass. Kick back and soak in the sound, as the several tracks available on their web site are about as tasty as anything out there in the burgeoning world of bluegrass music in the good ole US of A."

Creative Loafing Magazine



"Having played with top Bluegrass acts in the country, including Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band and Thyrd Time Out, New Dixie Pharaohs combines the talent of Don Smart (vocals and guitar), Larry Perrell (vocals, bass, harmonica), Randy DeBruhl (vocals, banjo), and David Woodie (vocals, fiddle). Their ammo is one you won’t fight against, as its explosion brings out fine old-timey and progressive musicology."

Encore Music Reviews

Kelly Weisman





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