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Jerry Douglas Presents the Earls of Leicester
July 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
(note early concert start, doors will open at 6:30 pm for seating)
Advance tickets $30, day of show $35. “This is something I’ve been waiting my whole life to do,” veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of The Earls of Leicester, the all-star dream team combo that he has assembled, organized and produced. The band encompasses Douglas plus acclaimed writer, producer, and solo artist Shawn Camp on lead vocals and guitar, renowned Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman on banjo and guitars, second-generation fiddle phenom Johnny Warren, and Barry Bales, Douglas’ longtime bandmate in Alison Krauss and Union Station, on vocals and bass. The new group is the product of Douglas’s lifelong passion for the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys, whose seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and transcended traditional genre barriers to popularize the music with an unprecedented mass audience. The band’s newest album is set to be released the day before their show at the Opera House and will be available that night. Don’t miss the chance to experience this giant of the music world in the intimate Opera House setting! Artist website: jerrydouglas.com.