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2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Instrumental Group of the Year, The Boxcars, along with Mandolin Player of the Year Adam Steffey will make a return performance to American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Jan. 27.

The show starts at 2 p.m. with special guest Charlie Thompson and host Jay Armsworthy opening the show.

The doors open at noon, and tickets are $15 per person.

The Boxcars is a ground-breaking band made up of five guys who have a sound like no one else and yet they capture the excitement of the bands that preceded them and combine it with cutting edge sounds of bluegrass today, Armsworthy said.

The result is, well, magical, he said. You can’t replace chemistry between band members.

The group’s second album, “All In” on Mountain Home Records, has gained the band the 2012 Instrumental Group of the Year and Mandolin Player of the Year for Steffey.

Along with Steffey, The Boxcars — Ron Stewart, John R. Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon — make up what is surely becoming one of the top headliners in bluegrass.

With collective stints with Alison Krauss and Union Station, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Blue Moon Rising, The Isaacs and most recently The Dan Tyminski Band, the quintet starts out with an impressive rap sheet.

Legion Post 238 is on the corner of routes 381 and 231 in Hughesville. The doors will open at noon.Tickets will be sold at the door only. Food will be available for sale before the show.

For more information, go to or call 301-737-3004.

Nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the Helping Hands Food Bank of Southern Maryland.