Grand Ole Opry Star and bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley and his band The Clinch MountainBoys will close out the 2011 Kenneth Threadgill Concert Series on Saturday evening, October 22nd at the historic Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Greenville!
This concert will be the first 237 Ways To Get Free Publicity in the Threadgill Series devoted to bluegrass music.
In addition to the traditional bluegrass sound of Dr. Ralph and his band of 50 years, the concert will include sets from an exciting young acoustic quintet from Tulsa, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus, and a remarkable guitarist, songwriter and performer from here in Hunt County, Brad Davis.
Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys
A living legend, Ralph Stanley, headlines the first bluegrass concert in the history of the Threadgill Series. Stanley formed The Clinch Mountain Boys with his brother Carter in the native Virginia in 1946. With a haunting voice born in the Primitive Baptist Church and a unique style of banjo playing, Dr. Ralph Stanley has been in the music business over 60 years. Since 2000 he has been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, been named a Library of Congress Living Legend,won a Grammy for Best Male Vocal Performance, and played a leading role in the soundtrack for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? www.drralphstanley.com
Rockin’ Acoustic Circus
Rockin’ Acoustic Circus is a young group from Tulsa that includes four teens (including a female cellist) and their musical mentor, Rick Morton. Their acoustic music draws from bluegrass, folk, country, classical and jazz. The band is gaining critical respect from traditional and progressive listeners alike. www.rockinacousticcircus.com
Commerce resident Brad Davis returned to his native Texas after many years in Nashville playing in Marty Stuart’s band. Davis has also performed with Earl Scruggs, Sam Bush, Billy Bob Thornton and his written songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Thornton and others. As a record producer, Davis has worked with Tommy Shaw (Styx), Thornton and others. He is a clinician for Takamine guitars and is known as The Shredder for his immense chops as a guitarist. www.braddavismusic.com
Doors at the Auditorium open at 6:30 pm and the music starts at 7:30 pm with a set by Brad Davis.
MEET and GREET: Please stay after the concert for a meet and greet with Dr. Ralph Stanley and the other artists. This is a great opportunity to say hi to the performers after the show.
Tickets are now on sale through Front Gate Tickets: www.frontgatetickets.com and 888-512-SHOW. The direct link to purchase tickets for Saturday night’s concert on Front Gate is: http://tickets.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?a=1&lid=59917&eid=68179.
Tickets are also on sale at Bill’s Records on South Lamar in Dallas and in Greenville at Cavenders and at the Magic Bubble, Petticoat Junction and Calico Cat downtown.
Advance tickets are $25-35 with a limited number available in the reserved section. Tickets sold at the door are $30-40. For more information on the concert, please visit our website: www.greenville-texas.com/concert.htm
Posted by: Sam Moore