Mountains of Music Homecoming - Bill Monroe's "Sons of Bluegrass"
Tuesday June 15
Harvester Performance Center - Rocky Mount , VA
Bill Monroe, the revered Father of Bluegrass, considered his Bluegrass Boys band a training ground for musicians, and the lengthy list of the artists who performed in it comprises a Who’s Who of bluegrass musicians. This concert brings together musicians who shared the road and the stage with Monroe for a celebration of his enduring body of music. Banjoist Butch Robins, fiddler Billy Baker, and bassist Doug Hutchens hail from Southwest Virginia. They will be joined by Ohio guitarist Tom Ewing, and mandolinist Mike Compton of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, whose intimate understanding of the Monroe style completes the ensemble.
Pre-concert activities include a 5:30 pm presentation on Bill Monroe by guitarist Tom Ewing based on his recently published book Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of The Blue Grass Man. At 6:00 pm, the artists will gather on stage to share stories of their time helping Monroe create bluegrass music.
The Harvester Performance Center has been a transformative venue in downtown Rocky Mount, bringing in visitors from near and far to enjoy some of the finest musical entertainment year round. The venue is known for its outstanding acoustics and is a venue sought after by top bill artists who have heard about it from other artists.
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