The RFD Boys
The RFD Boys have strummed their guitars and banjos since 1969. Over 50 years later, they’re still delivering the same spirited bluegrass that has made them an Ann Arbor institution. Longtime fans will remember their performances at Mr. Flood’s Party, LUMS, or the Pretzel Bell, but the Ark has been their Ann Arbor home since 1985. True stalwarts of the bluegrass genre, the RFD Boys have graced the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited and shared stages with legends like Bill Monroe and Allison Krauss. They were honored by the Detroit Music Awards during the year of their 50th anniversary and even released their first studio album since 1976, the appropriately titled RFD Boys at 50 – Still Delivering. The band lost Dick Dieterle in 2012 but original members Charlie Roehrig, Willard Spencer, and Paul Shapiro are still delivering, along with David Mosher (since 2012) and Dan Roehrig (since 2018). Take in the bluegrass folk magic of the RFD Boys at A2SF this summer.