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 Anne Marie Simpson Calhoun (fiddle/vocals), Mary Simpson (fiddle/vocals), Brennan Gilmore (mandolin/vocals), Will Lee (banjo/vocals), David Knicely (bass), Larry Keel (guitar/mandolin/vocals), Jenny Keel (bass/vocals), Jeremiah Ruley (banjo), Daniel Knicely (mandolin/vocals), Nate Leath (fiddle), Shannon Wheeler (fiddle), Rex McGee (fiddle/banjo) and Steve Hoke (pedal steel/fiddle).

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


Sat, Apr 05th, '14 Bull & Oyster Festival at The Devils Backbone, Lex, VA - With Larry Keel

Sat, Apr 26th, '14 VMI Private Event, Lex, VA

Fri, May 30th, '14 Friday's Alive at Davidson's Park, Lex, VA - Free Admission. Show 6p.m.

Sat, Jul 05st, '14 Lime Kiln Theater, Lex, VA - With Danny Knicely & Rex McGee

Mon, Oct 20th, '14 Private Show, Wedding, Lex, VA

Fri, Nov 28th, '14 16th Annual Thanksgiving Show

Everyone Welcome- For info call 540.463.4141

Lexington Golf and Country Club, Lex, VA

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