Bluegrass Music Festival continues
The result is a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. Head for the HillsAdam Kinghorn on Guitar and vocals, Joe Lessard on violin and vocals, Matt Loewen on upright bass and vocals and Mike Chappell on acoustic and electric mandolinshas been bringing their music, whatever youd like to call it, to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between since 2004. The band has independently issued two studio records and one live, been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released a beer with Odell Brewing Company in May 2013 and charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Head for the Hills, 2010). Blue Ruin, an all-new album of original material is slated for release on July 9th, 2013. Phone: 805-962-7776 Event posted Dec.
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Liner Notes: Bluegrass veteran Ricky Skaggs talks about music and faith
Garner is a well-known personality in bluegrass music throughout the country. Bluegrass music originated in the hills of Kentucky and Virginia and spread southwest to become one of the most popular forms of family entertainment. The instruments used a flat-top guitar, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, dobro and five-string banjo. There are no electrical instruments. Promoted by Joe Featherston and Floyd Salmon, the first bluegrass festival became a reality in 1976. Labor Day weekend was chosen for the annual event. Friday evening marked the opening of the festival and Sunday morning was enhanced with worship services and bluegrass gospel music.
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The two artists first met in the mid 80s at a music festival in New York and later appeared on television together. After a few times running into each other, Skaggs and Hornsby decided to start getting together to play music. It seems like every time we got together, music was more fun, Skaggs recalled. In 2007, Skaggs and Hornsby released an album together and went on tour. The record, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, featured 11 tracks and peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart. Here they are playing The Way It Is during a recent appearance on Conan: This past summer marked a first in Skaggs life.
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