Final show for Bluegrass Comeback with Fast Track Bluegrass Band


California, MD—April 11, 2022—The Finalshow in the Bluegrass Comeback series will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2022 and will feature a new group of Bluegrass artists, the Fast Track Bluegrass Band.

A Bluegrass concert series that was compiled by Jay Armsworthy spent 15 years with the American Legion in Hughesville, Maryland. Due to covid, two shows have been cancelled. Once all clear restrictions were lifted, the decision was made to close their doors to the public except for private events. Jay Armsworthy found new doors that opened and welcomed a new home for Bluegrass music, the Calvert Elks #2620 in Prince Frederick, MD. A larger room with comfortable cushioned seating has made a wonderful comeback for Bluegrass in Southern Maryland.

Expressway is a group that was formed following the announcement of the retirement of Cardinal Tradition group leader David Parmley. Three of the four members decided to form the band and sought to fill the remaining places, mandolin and guitar, looking for instrumentalists who were also good singers.

The five members of Fast Track are not only all highly honored with awards from IBMA and SPBGMA organizations, but are also veteran players on the Grand Ole Opry scene, in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe.

The members of Fast Track are Dale Perry (banjo, vocals), Steve Day (violin, vocals), Ron Spears (bass, vocals), Shayne Bartley (mandolin, vocals) and Duane Sparks (guitar, vocals). The group has already successfully released two full albums with Engelhardt Music Group of Nashville, TN, with a third recording planned for later this year.

There’s simply no stopping once you’ve hopped on this FAST LANE! Opening the show will be show host, Jay Armsworthy, along with special guests. Doors open at noon and the show starts at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for the show will be $20.00 per person available at the door. Children under twelve are free with a paying adult. Food and beverages will be available for sale at noon for a separate price.

The Calvert Elks #2620 is located at 1015 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick, MD. For more show or ticket information, call 301-737-3004 or visit

Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland” has been a series of events hosting live bands after a pandemic. Coming in fall 2022, “Southern Maryland Bluegrass is, a brand new concert series at the Calvert Elks. More info to come.


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