Gary Ruley and Mule Train are an acoustic ensemble headed by veteran flat picking guitarist/vocalist Gary Ruley. Mule Train includes a vast network of talented musicians who support and share Gary's drive to present the powerful acoustic sounds of Bluegrass, New Grass, and Jazz.

Ruley, a Lexington native, has shared the stage with Bluegrass legends Mac Wiseman, Bobby Lester (Hall of Famer), Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, and two-time grammy winner Curtis Burch. Most recently Ruley has performed shows with recording artist and champion flat picker Larry Keel and the Larry Keel Experience.

Gary has released 5 CDs, "Pickin Tradition", "Live at the Troubadour Vol 1", "Live at the Troubadour Vol.2", "Gary Ruley & Muletrain" and "The Southern Inn & Out". Gary also performs on Larry Keel's "Miles and Miles", Larry Keel's "Journeys", as well as "Walkers Run". Musicians of Mule Train include Brennan Gilmore (mandolin/vocals), Will Lee (banjo/vocals), David Knicely (bass), Timmy Martin (mandolin), Jeremiah Ruley (banjo), Daniel Knicely (mandolin/vocals), Nate Leath (fiddle), and Shannon Wheeler (fiddle).

Gary Ruley and Mule Train have been voted the winner of the 2009 Rockbridge Community Peoples Choice Award for Arts/Entertainment.


Saturday, April 4th, '20 -- 14th Annual Bull and Oyster Festival

1-5 p.m. at the Virginia Horse Center - For ticket info call 540.464.8700

Public event by Rockbridge Area Health Center

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