SMYRNA – Diamond Someday, a popular bluegrass group, will perform in Smyrna this weekend. The band will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13 on the bandstand over the library and everyone is invited to come watch in their lawn chairs or in their vehicles.
David Ramay, the mayor of Smyrna, saw Diamond Someday perform recently and thought they would be a great act to bring to Smyrna.
“We saw this bluegrass group last summer and decided to invite them,” he explained. “They play civil war and gospel music ... traditional bluegrass with a banjo and slide guitar.”
“From the Syracuse area comes an experienced group of musicians. Diamond Someday specializes in close three part harmony backed by solid instruments,” states the band’s website. “The group brings a spirited approach to a blend of traditional, original and gospel music. You will enjoy their heartfelt, exciting brand of Bluegrass.”
Shirley Stevens is lead singer and rhythm guitarist and is described in her biography.
“An accomplished musician, her style has been described as energetic and exciting, as well as moving and soulful – one of the finest vocalists out there.”
Other band members include Karen Campolieto, singer and bass player; Ed Vancott, mandolin picker; Dick DeNeve, resonator guitar player; and 15-year-old Sean King, banjo player and singer.