PIQUA —The Friends of the Piqua Public Library are excited to offer a bonus event this summer — a concert by the popular Miami County bluegrass band, The Rock Island Plow Company, on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. This will be the band’s third appearance at the library, where previous concerts have been standing room-only.
The Rock Island Plow Company — or RIPCO, as they’re called by some — performs bluegrass music with respect for tradition while embracing the future, and is proud to be part of the revitalization of bluegrass in America’s heartland.
The group is made up of Stan Taylor on mandolin, Rick Hagens on bass, Doyle Wright on rhythm guitar, Jim Peterson on banjo, and Johnny Walker on dobro. All provide vocals and promise to present an evening of foot-stomping fun. The band formed in 2004 and has played shows all over Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky.
The concert is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so free tickets will be required for admission. Tickets can be picked up at the front desk of the library beginning Aug. 21.