Playing in the band

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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Americana band Stray Grass rehearses in an Orchard Mesa home today, with, from left, Byron Walcher on dobro, Garry Tullio on mandolin, Ted Shook on guitar and Pete Langford playing bass. The band was playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.” For booking information, go to

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