Fall 2015 Special Events

John Cowan

Join us for our fall 2015 special event series! Performers include folk music legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, bluegrass duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge, grammy nominated bluegrass band Hot Rize, guitar virtuosos Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo, and newgrass artists The John Cowan Band, plus old-time dances with Slate Mountain Ramblers and The Whitetop Mountain Band.

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

August 29th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 day of show
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One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is considered one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music.

Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar — before Elvis, Dylan, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin — Ramblin’ Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones, they all pay homage to Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack has carried the seeds and pollens of story and song for decades from one place to another, from one generation to the next. They are timeless songs that outlast whatever current musical fashion strikes today’s fancy.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

September 12th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 day of show
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Mountain Home Music Company recording artists, Darin and Brooke Aldridge have received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America and Inspirational Country Music (ICM). In the 2014 IBMA Awards, they received their second career nomination in the Gospel Recorded Project of the Year category.

The Aldridge’s are mainstays on radio charts with songs lingering in top positions well after release. The music video “Wildflower” is featured on CMT, CMT Edge and GAC. The numerous TV appearances include PBS, Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, Presley’s Country Jubilee, RFD-TV, Rural-TV, Daystar Network, Blue Highways TV, Song of the Mountains and Music City Roots. Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right, Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music.

Hot Rize  (2 shows)

October 10th at 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day of show
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It didn’t take long after Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978 for the bluegrass music world to realize that the Colorado band, Hot Rize, was something special.  And by the time they bowed off the stage as a full-time act in 1990, they’d not only climbed to the top of that world as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s very first Entertainers of the Year, but their stature was recognized across the board, with a nomination for a then-new bluegrass Grammy, a four-star album review in Rolling Stone, tours across four continents, and a legion of up-and-coming, broad-minded young musicians ranging from String Cheese Incident to mando monster Chris Thile learning their songs and singing their praises.

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

November 5th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $13 advance/$16 day of show
Opening Act: Scott Perry & Shades of Blue

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Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar.”

John Cowan Band

December 19th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $22 advance/$25 day of show
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John Cowan, also known as the Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his heart out for thirty-five years now, and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. A true innovator, John applies his powerful pipes to genres from country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock-and-roll – often within the space of a single concert. His ability to move fluidly through multiple styles, and carry mesmerized audiences on the journey with him, has set him apart as one of the most loved and admired vocal artists of his generation, not just by fans and critics but among fellow musicians as well.

 Full Fall Concert Listing

August 29th – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
September 5th – Floyd Radio Show
September 12th – Darin & Brooke Aldridge
September 26th – Slate Mountain Ramblers (Dance)
October 3rd – Floyd Radio Show
October 10th – Hot Rize (2 Shows)
October 31st –The Whitetop Mountain Band (Dance)
November 5th – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
November 7th – Floyd Radio Show
December 5th – Floyd Radio Show
December 19th – John Cowan Band

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