the Gracin connection

Brent Finnegan -- November 29th, 2007

WHSV ran a story about former American Idol finalist and country singer Josh Gracin‘s visit to JMU last night, but didn’t mention the fact that members of Gracin’s band are local.

Bass player Tripper Ryder has performed in bands in the Harrisonburg area for years before he moved to Nashville. In fact, he and friend Mike Davis played at Dave’s Taverna just the other night. Also on stage with Gracin was Mike Meadows, another Dave’s regular who played with Tipper and Mike in MoneyPenny.

2 Responses to “the Gracin connection”

  1. Josh says:

    There’s another local Josh Gracin band connection: Tony Lopacinski.

    (Sorry, no time to remember the details now.)

  2. Nate says:

    Tripper and Mike are friggin rockstars, man.

Reader Tweets

Latest Flickr photos in the hburgnews Flickr pool
Announcements & Press Releases
  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.