Dixie Union, a Rolla area bluegrass band, placed second at the annual bluegrass competition at this year’s Missouri State Fair.
Bands from several states were invited to compete during Bluegrass Day Wednesday, Aug 14.
Members of Dixie Union include band leader Dave Richardson on mandolin, tenor harmony and lead vocals, Carol Richardson on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Peter Price on upright bass and baritone harmony, and John Francis on banjo and baritone/bass harmony.
The band plays a blend of traditional and innovative bluegrass, including gospel, blues and crossover country.
Dixie Union performs at a variety of bluegrass festivals, fairs, church events, trail rides, picnics, parties, benefits, on radio and has produced several CDs.