The Haw River Ballroom Presents (standing show on the main floor, seats on 2nd and 3rd)
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
A life full of music. That's the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.
Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label (Bluegrass Rules! in 1998, Ancient Tones in 1999, History of the Future in 2001, Soldier of the Cross, Live at the Charleston Music Hall, and Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe in 2003, Brand New Strings in 2005, Instrumentals in 2007, Salt of the Earth with The Whites in 2008, Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947 in 2009 and Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved along with Mosaic in 2010), the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart.
Led by David Childers (of the Modern Don Juans) and Bob Crawford (of the Avett Brothers), the Overmountain Men are a North Carolina band whose time has come. Crawford, Childers, and his son Robert met at a Ramada Inn in Wyethville, Virginia back in 2004. That meeting led to Internet collaborations which ultimately led to The Overmountain Men. Some call them Americana, others call them Folk, most call them a great band.
David Childers and Bob Crawford play "Smoke & Mirrors": http://youtu.be/7hVe7IFuuIE
David Childers mini documentary in Our State Magazine: http://www.ourstate.com/david-childers-video/