UTICA — Safire Sun, a renowned bluegrass, gospel and country band entertained the crowd at the Utica Homecoming Festival on Saturday.
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The band is led by Darell Sanson who is featured on mandolin, lead, tenor and baritone vocals.
Sanson has a long history and list of accomplishment to his credit. He’s been a part of some of the most legendary bluegrass bands, such as The Country Gentlemen, Jimmy Martin, The Sunny Mountain Boys and The Bluegrass Alliance. Sanson says that being a part of The Bluegrass Alliance has given him a new perspective on progressive bluegrass music.
Sanson has also led several different groups of his own: New Beginning, Darell Sanson and String Sensations and Safire Sun.