Hailing from the musically rich foothills of Cleveland County (Shelby, NC), Dirty Grass Soul has been entertaining audiences across the Carolinas and beyond since 2011. Largely influenced by the traditional music of the North Carolina foothills, Dirty Grass Soul brings a refreshed 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. 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 Tommy Smith (Electric Guitar), Dedmon’s brother Kris Dedmon (Banjo), Glenn Miller (Pedal Steel Guitar), and Jared Miller (Vocals & Percussion).
After touring the Carolina’s behind their self-released debut album “The Long Way”, as well as shows with the likes of many of premier national bands under their belt, Dirty Grass Soul has earned a reputation as one of the southeast’s emerging Southern Rock/Alt. Country bands. Following up their 2016 release of The Long Way, DGS is currently on tour promoting their highly anticipated sophomore album “New Day of Work” released August 23, 2018!