This live tribute to one of the most influential bands in bluegrass history features all-stars Mike Phipps on guitar, David Propst on mandolin, Lynwood Lunsford on banjo, Kyle Windbeck on upright bass and Darren Beachley on dobro. Vocally and musically, this ensemble puts its heart and soul into each performance. You’ll walk away in disbelief and awe at hearing the songs of the Country Gentlemen as you thought you’d never hear again. [more info]
Kellie Allen and Pete Peterson have been harmonizing and making music together since 2000. They both enjoy deconstructing an old-time or early bluegrass song or tune from the original recording and turning it into their own music. Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains are both fiddlers, guitar-players, and singers who preserve and build upon the traditions of their home states of Texas and Kansas. The husband and wife duo are known for their distinct twin fiddling and close-knit vocal harmony. All are multi-instrumentalists steeped in musical tradition and dedicated to the preservation, performance, and sharing of old time music. [more info] [more info]
Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo, with thousands of music fans and banjo students from all over the world in a music career that now spans over thirty-five years. Alan Munde is one of the most highly respected and best-loved banjo players in the world. A master of both melodic and traditional Scruggs styles, Alan has played and taught music professionally for over 40 years. Munde gained fame as a member of Country Gazette and for his albums with Sam Bush and the Kentucky Colonels, as well his own highly influential solo albums. [video link]
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. There is no hybrid or genre-bending music here. Their combination of instrumentation and vocals convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny’s lead vocals will captivate your senses, so much so that many prominent musicians, including Alison Krauss, have considered Danny as one of their favorite singers. His voice combines powerful range and soulful blues with a sound like no one else in bluegrass today. [more info]
For over 30 years, these folks from Charlottesville, Virginia have devoted their lives to the tradition and bring not only a great deal of sensitivity to the music, but also plenty of spirit and humor in the vein of past Old Time performers.
Uncle Henry’s Favorites are Pete Vigour on fiddle and guitar, and Ellen Vigour on mandolin, Jim Childress on fiddle and guitar, and Mark Beall on bass fiddle. Bring the family for an evening of entertainment you won’t forget!