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Blue Grass
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Chris Wuerth *
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* Chris produces the
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Concert Series

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Ridgefield Playhouse August 2nd 2018

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Grammy Award-winning Bluegrass group led by Jerry Douglas, presenting the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys to a contemporary audience.

With their second album Rattle & Roar (Rounder Records), the Earls have conjured up a fresh batch of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs songs, delivered with the Earls’ now-signature blend of homage, virtuosity, and perspective. The inimitable Jerry Douglas remains the band’s producer and hypnotic Dobroist; blue-ribbon songwriter, singer, and producer Shawn Camp still soars on lead vocals and guitar; revered multi-instrumentalist and sideman Jeff White now deftly handles high harmony and mandolin; ace Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman tackles banjo and guitars; topflight musician Johnny Warren cuts in radiantly on fiddle; and the esteemed Barry Bales, a longtime bandmate of Douglas in Alison Krauss and Union Station, holds magnificently steady on vocals and bass. “It’s like the band was predestined to come together,” says Camp. “We all love it. From the very first note of our show, I look around and everybody’s got a smile on their face. There’s just something about the music that makes you feel good.”

Tickets: $44

AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:30 – 7pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795!

Americana Music Association Award winners Shovels & Rope are married singer-songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. The Charleston, South Carolina-based indie-folk duo is best known for the songs “Birmingham,” “The Devil Is All Around” and “I Know.” The duo has been touring and performing to sold-out crowds coast to coast almost non-stop since the release of their critically acclaimed album, Little Seeds, in 2016.

The band’s new covers album, Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2, was produced by Michael Trent and features a diverse selection of songs originally written and recorded by an eclectic list of artists, including The Clash, Concrete Blonde, Leonard Cohen, Faith No More, Sigur Ros, The Breeders, Willie Nelson and more. Guest artists such as Brandi Carlile, Hayes Carll, Nicole Atkins, John Fullbright and Rhett Miller help inject a new energy into these revised renditions of these tried and true classics.

Tickets: $49

AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:30 – 7pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795!

Ridgefield Playhouse August 20th 2018

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Dale Ann Bradley 
 
Friday, August 31

A preacher's daughter, she grew up in a tar paper shack in the back hills of Kentucky, near the home of Loretta Lynn.

She is now acclaimed as one of America's greatest bluegrass and real "country" singers.

Dale Ann is five time IBMA Bluegrass Singer of the Year, a 2016 Grammy nominee, and 2017 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame inductee, among many honors.

Please join us, as we welcome her back to Best Video for a rare solo concert. (She's also a very fine guitar player!)


Friday, August 31 7:30 PM
Best Video
1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT (203) 287-9286
$30

Ridgefield Playhouse November 15th 2018

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Best known for their tours backing Steve Martin, this Grammy Award-winning, North Carolina-based sextet is striking out on their own. The band has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, folk rock, and more to create something original and all their own. Their new album, Out in the Open, is perhaps Steep Canyon Rangers’ bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while in many ways getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to producer Joe Henry’s very traditional approach toward recording.

Steep Canyon Rangers have been expanding the parameters of bluegrass since coming together in 2000. Since then, the band has developed a remarkable catalogue of original music that links them to the past while at the same time, demonstrates their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.

Tickets: $57.50

AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:30 – 7:00pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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