Sons of Ralph to play in Saluda Fri.

Published 3:23 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Sons of Ralph will perform this Friday, October 22, at Historic Wards Grill in Saluda. Showtime is 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. for dinner. The featured entre this week will be shrimp creole, complete with cole slaw, hushpuppies, and beverage. As usual, desert will be Aunt Sallys Original Pralines, served with&bsp; a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The price of admission is all inclusive, and reservations are suggested by calling Judy Ward at 828-749-2321.

Martin and Don Lewis, The Sons of Ralph, have been playing music all of their lives. Their father, Ralph, is a well known musician who has performed with legendary musicians such as Bill Monroe on national and international tours.

Ralph, having turned 80 in April, 2008, spends his time promoting and sometimes performing with his sons. He says I want to get my sons in the limelight while I still can. Im plugging 100 percent for them. Ive already had my light shining.

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From 1974 to 1976 Martin and Don toured with their father and Bill Monroe during school breaks as the youngest Bluegrass Boys. Between them, Martin and Don Have performed with the likes of Vassar Clements, Hank Thompson, Warren Haynes, The Red Clay Ramblers, Doc Watson, Roy Clark and Ronnie Milsap. Don has also appeared on Hee Haw in the 1980s.

They come to Historic Wards Grill accompanied by percussionist Ozzie (Brother Oz) Orengo. Seating is limited.