Dappled Grays, The


  • From Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Formed in 2001 by Michael Smith (mandolin) and Casey Cook (guitar).
  • Won “Best Bluegrass Band” in Atlanta’s “Creative Loafing” magazine.
  • Had several of their songs played on MTV.
  • Smith has performed and toured with the country band Sugarland.
  • Cook had a Florida band with his brother called “Special Cookin'” and was inducted into the North Florida Bluegrass Hall of Fame as the youngest professional bluegrass band in Florida. He has also been featured in “Flatpick Guitar” magazine.
  • A “Dappled Gray” is a type of horse (with gray spots).
  • Other members of the band: Leah Calvert (fiddle), Keith Morris (bass), Greg Earnest (banjo.)
  • 2007, released Doin My Job album (no label).
  • 2012, they were featured in the Clint Eastwood movie “Trouble with the Curve.” They appeared in a scene with cloggers at a night club in Athens, Georgia. They performed two songs: “The Long Waltz Home” written by guitarist Casey Cook and the traditional tune “Cotton-Eyed Joe.”
  • 2015, released “Last Night Tomorrow” album (no label).