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Friday, April 26, 2019


Apple Blossom Festival

Winchester, VA


Paul Jackson

Bass, lead and rhythm guitars, and vocals. Paul has played In Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland venues on and off for over twenty years. Writes and records originals, such as Dancing with the Man, Tears, Too Many Times, Dolly Sods and more. Paul loves to camp, and especially likes the Dolly Sods area of West Virginia. This would be the inspiration to the song of the same name as well as the eventual selection of the name of the band. After semi retiring from the scene in the late 80's Paul returned briefly in the 90's with a group called Swinging Richard and the Washboard Band.

After another "retirement" he formed "You Three Guys" (a name coined by the owner of The Bangkok Blues club) with his old pal Matt. They went right to work on original songs and soon decided they needed some help on guitar. After some really "interesting" tryouts they got word that Jeff "The G Man" was available and quickly gave him a call. It was not long before they decided that this was a really good little band, so we decided to hit the road and do our thing one more time.

Dolly Sodds has played numerous private parties (their favorite gig) and local clubs such as Sweethearts in Chantilly, Fat Tuesday in Fairfax, the Firkin and Hound in South Riding, and the Backyard Grill in Chantilly. They have also provided musical entertainment for local running road races for Potomac River Running at the Reston Town Center.

Matt Murray

Lead, rhythm and bass guitar, lead and background vocals, alto saxophone, and mandolin. Oh, and a damn mean cowbell. (MORE COWBELL!) Has played classic rock in Northern Virginia venues off and on for more than 25 years with former high school classmate and Shoe Town co-worker, Paul Jackson. After graduating from William and Mary in 1983, he reunited with Paul and was invited to join the band that morphed into Pressed Rat & Warthog. (Occasional sightings of that band's unique t-shirt are still reported!) Matt wrote and recorded one of the band's most often played original songs, "Goodbye."

After a ten-year sabbatical devoted to raising a family, he re-emerged with a guitar (or two) in hand. Matt primarily plays his cherry wood 1973 SG, but will occasionally flash his "practice guitar"--a yellow top Les Paul. His nickname, Eleven Fingers, we will leave to your imagination. When not absorbed in his musical trance, "Coach" Murray can often be found at a cross country or track meet, a sport he has been involved with since he bought that '73 SG as a brand new toy.

Past bands include Pressed Rat & Warthog, Axis, and The Washboard Band. Eclectic musical influences include Elvis Costello, REM, and CSNY.

Franco Falvo

Drums, lead and background vocals. Franco has played with Matt and Paul in several bands since their high school days at Falls Church High School. He belts out lead vocals on "Traveling Band," one of the band's huge crowd-pleasers. When he's not behind the set, "Coach Falvo" can often be found on the soccer pitch, still showing off some of those skills from his scholarship years at American University and George Mason University.

William Cowan

Lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica. And most recently, bass guitar on "Save It For Later" and "Blood and Roses."

Dan Lowry

Lead guitarist and background vocals. Dan has played in bands throughout middle school, high school and college from Philly to Richmond to JMU. His earliest influences were Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson and Pete Townshend. After hanging up the six string to get married and have a family, Dan was pulled into the Southern Rock outfit "CED Nation" in Northern Va. As fate would have it, a bandmate there landed him a role with Dolly Sodds. A guitar enthusiast, Dan enjoys the style and beauty of his PRS', but when it comes to gigging with the Sodds, you'll likely see him with 'Goldie,' his trusty Strat. When he's not bending a high E string on a southern rock riff, you may catch him spiking a volleyball at a local club game.

Guest Musicians
Jeff Fratter
Adam Pressman