Flatt & Scruggs Tribute Band with Don Rigsby and Kathy Kallick
Friday, January 6, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)featuring Bill Evans, David Thom, Jim Mintun, Paul Shelasky, Markie Sanders, and Larry Cohea $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
January 06 8:00 pm

Flatt & Scruggs Tribute BandWe guarantee a room full of tapping toes and plucked heartstrings when the Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Band pays tribute to one of the most popular and influential bluegrass bands of all time, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys. For tonight’s special concert, the tribute band plus special guests Don Rigsby and Kathy Kallick celebrate Scruggs’ 88th birthday. Don’t miss what promises to be a truly memorable evening!

Don RigsbyOne of traditional bluegrass music’s guiding lights, Kentucky native Don is one of the best tenor and lead singers in bluegrass today as well as a superlative mandolinist. With musical credentials that range from playing with J. D. Crowe and the New South, to bluegrass supergroups Longview and the Lonesome River Band, Don is a multiple International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning artist and producer. These days he leads his own group, Don Rigsby and Midnight Call.

Kathy KallickKathy is a Grammy-winning artist who has been leading traditional bluegrass bands on the West Coast since 1975, including her own Kathy Kallick Band and the Good Ol’ Persons. Kathy’s memorable interpretations of the classics, as well as her compelling originals, won her a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Bluegrass Association in 2001.

In addition to Don and Kathy’s unforgettable vocals, we’ll experience powerful Scruggs-style banjo playing from host Bill Evans (Bill Evans’ String Summit, The NashVillians) and Larry Cohea (High Country, Blue & Lonesome), soulful singing from David Thom (The David Thom Band), Uncle Josh Graves-style dobro fireworks from Jim Mintun (High Country), Paul Warren-esque fiddling from master Paul Shelasky (Blue & Lonesome), and solid bass from Markie Sanders in an all-Flatt and Scruggs program that will run the gamut from the band’s early 1950s classics to the gospel quartets and folk-influenced sounds of the band’s later years.
 
Having met as members of Bill Monroe's legendary band, the Blue Grass Boys, Flatt and Scruggs formed their own group, the Foggy Mountain Boys, in 1946. Scruggs’ progressive banjo style and Flatt's rhythm guitar playing and rich vocals gave them an exceptionally distinctive sound that won them many fans. The group broke up in 1969, but their fame continued: Flatt and Scruggs were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985, and rank #24 on Country Music Television's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music. Sadly, Flatt passed away in 1979, at the age of 64. Scruggs still performs occasionally.

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