Not To Be Missed: Rare evening with bluegrass legends + contest
If you are a bluegrass lover, or just a music lover in general, then don’t miss tomorrow night’s show featuring some of the most renowned pickers and harmonizers to grace this side of the Mississippi River. It’s pure history in the making and you know you want to be there when Noam Pikelny, Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla and Barry Bales gather on the same stage.
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A collaboration made in heaven between five of the most celebrated acoustic instrumentalists and singers of our era provides a rare opportunity for concertgoers to experience something truly one-of-a-kind. Comprised of members of Punch Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Hot Rize and The Lyle Lovett Band, expect an evening of originals and classic Bluegrass, but prepare to have your little ol’ mind blown.
Wednesday, April 10 at 8:00PM | Doors 7:00PM
MOKB, Do317, Fields of Bluegrass Present:
An Evening Of Bluegrass
Old National Centre
General Admission Tickets: $20.00
Tickets On Sale Now At:
www.ticketmaster.com | Ticketmaster Outlets | Old National Centre Box Office
More on the band:
Fellow artist Bryan Sutton seemed to come out of nowhere in 1997 as he joined part in celebrated Bluegrass artists’, Ricky Skaggs, return to Bluegrass. Since then the artist has come a long way, boasting quotes from recording studios and fellow Bluegrass artists across the nation as “ a guitarist to be reckoned with.”
Featured artist Noam Pikelny, who has shared the stage with acts like The Decemberists and Marcus Mumford, not to mention being hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo player,” is sure to give concertgoers their money’s worth. Emerging onto the Bluegrass scene as a dominant banjo player among a fresh generation of acoustic musicians this founder and front man of the Punch Brothers aims to please.
Award winning Mandolinist, singer/songwriter and producer Ronnie McCoury takes the stage by storm. Founder of The Del McCoury Band, this Bluegrass aficionado has performed with well-known country artists like Dierks Bentley and the highly cheered Allman Brothers.
Taking the fiddling spotlight for the evening, Luke Bulla has been behind the strings since age seven. Not letting the violin trademark him, Bulla plays guitar, sings and writes for his newest band collaboration featuring instrumentalists from acts like Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello and the Imposters and Sheryl Crow.
With a Bluegrass show never complete without an upright bass, Barry Bales rounds out the troupe with his smooth bass lines and Bluegrass improvisation. With a renewed sense of creativity and purpose, Bales is sure to feed off the energy of every artist on stage to give them a moving foundation like none other.