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IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
Phone (615) 256-3222
Price $30-$140
Age Suitability All Ages

IBMA "Wide Open Bluegrass" Festival

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 10:00a
Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC

Wide Open Bluegrass is a two-day festival and a part of IBMA's annual World of Bluegrass event: bluegrass music's annual industry gathering and family reunion.

Artists to appear include:
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell; Special performance featuring Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Tony Rice & Mark Schatz; Punch Brothers; The Infamous Stringdusters and many more!

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Performers at this Event
Jerry Douglas
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Jerry Douglas is widely renowned as perhaps the finest Dobro player in contemporary acoustic music. His main foundation is bluegrass, but Douglas is an eclectic whose tastes run toward jazz, blues, folk, and straight-ahead country as well, and he's equally capable of appealing to bluegrass aficionados or new agers with a taste for instrumental roots music....
Alison Krauss
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Encouraged by her parents to pursue music, she started playing classical violin at the age of 5. Won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship when she was 12 years old; that same year she was voted Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America....
Doyle Lawson
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A respected bluegrass mandolinist. ~ Rovi
Del McCoury
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Singer/mandolinist Del McCoury's career had the most auspicious beginning a bluegrass musician can hope for; in the mid-1960s he was a member of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. He kicked off his solo career a couple of years later, and by the '70s he had found a middle ground between bluegrass traditionalism and the open-minded "newgrass" approach, becoming a highly influential artist in the process....
Tony Rice
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Eloquent acoustic guitarist whose work has routinely crossed genres and become highly acclaimed in bluegrass circles. ~ Rovi
Peter Rowan
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A major cult figure among progressive bluegrass aficionados, Peter Rowan participated in a number of adventurous projects in the late '60s and '70s before embarking on a highly productive solo career....
Sam Bush
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Often dubbed the "King of Newgrass," the groundbreaking mandolin player infused bluegrass with rock'n'roll flair and jam band virtuosity. ~ Rovi
Full Circle
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An '80s fusion group that recorded for Columbia, and whose style mixed light pop, rock and some jazz influence. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi
Dale Ann Bradley
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Bluegrass/Americana artist Dale Ann Bradley, who has released albums both as a solo artist and with the New Coon Creek Girls, is known for her distinctive, gentle vocal phrasing and covers of popular (yet non-genre-related) songs by artists such as U2, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, and Stealer's Wheel....
Edie Brickell
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Edie Brickell was born in 1966 in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. She attended Southern Methodist University for a year and a half before mustering the courage in a bar one night in 1985 to get up on-stage with a local band, the New Bohemians....
Béla Fleck
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New York City-born banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck is known as a pioneer for expanding the role of banjo beyond bluegrass and folk traditions. Something of a child prodigy, he began his solo career in 1979, and in '81 joined up with the New Grass Revival for a bit....
Ronnie McCoury
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Lending his virtuosic mandolin to a hefty number of recordings, Ronnie McCoury made his biggest splash when he joined his father Del's band as both a singer and instrumentalist, also cutting a duo album with his brother Rob for Rounder in 1995....
Marty Raybon
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Born December 8, 1959, in Greenville, AL, country singer Marty Raybon was bread and buttered in Jacksonville, FL, where he still lives. He had a successful run with Shenandoah, a popular country band that recorded a string of albums and singles from 1989 to 1996....
Mark Schatz
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Mark Schatz, a prominent player on the Nashville scene, has worked with artists such as Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Maura O'Connell, John Hartford, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and Tim O'Brien....
Blue Highway
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The five experienced members of progressive bluegrass group Blue Highway have played in the bands of such notable artists as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, and Doyle Lawson....
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, fronted by the longtime member of progressive bluegrass pioneers the Country Gentlemen, is a bluegrass ensemble that has made both gospel and secular recordings since its inception in 1979....
The Gibson Brothers
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The upstate New York bluegrass group known as the Gibson Brothers is really two talented brothers and a father-and-son team who can deliver a close-knit harmony without a hitch. The brothers are writer, banjoist, and vocalist Eric Gibson and writer, guitarist, and vocalist Leigh Gibson....
Gabe Witcher
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Gabe Witcher has performed in the band named 'Punch Brothers'.
Bryan Sutton
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Born near Asheville, NC, in 1973, guitarist Bryan Sutton picked up the guitar at the age of eight and immersed himself in rock and jazz playing, but the rhythms and melodies of bluegrass pickin' held his attention the strongest....
Druhá Tráva
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The bluegrass unit called Druha Trava has been crafting their own traditional folk-rock sound since 1991 when the band formed in its native Czech Republic. Their multi-instrumentation is solid and quite intricate in capturing the sound of Central Europe....
Jim Hurst
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These days folks who like bluegrass are looking at guitarist Jim Hurst the way they used to look at Earl Scruggs in the old days. Scruggs used to draw a mountain of admiration and awe with his dexterous fingerstyle playing....
Detour
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Voted "The Band Most Likely Not To Get Paid More Than They Drink", These 4 Guys Are Always Willing And Able to Challenge Their Livers Up Against Any Size Venue.... Consisting Of The Almost Semi Famous....
Steep Canyon Rangers
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Although they received a boost in popularity when actor/banjo player Steve Martin joined their ranks in 2009, the Steep Canyon Rangers had already earned an audience with their progressive bluegrass sound....
Michael Cleveland
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Henryville, IN, native Michael Cleveland quickly became known as one of the hottest attractions in bluegrass, aptly achieving recognition for his blistering and unconventional fiddle style, not for the fact that he is blind....
Noam Pikelny
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Noam Pikelny has performed in bands named 'The John Cowan Band' and 'Punch Brothers'.
Greensky Bluegrass
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If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs....
Steeldrivers
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Specializing in a unique mix of what might be called bluegrass soul, the SteelDrivers have featured a group of veteran Nashville session players including Richard Bailey on banjo, Mike Fleming on bass, Mike Henderson on mandolin, Tammy Rogers on fiddle, and Chris Stapleton on guitar and lead vocals....
The Infamous Stringdusters
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Drawing on the talents of up-and-coming Nashvillians Andy Hall, Chris Eldridge, Chris Pandolfi, Jeremy Garrett, Jesse Cobb, and Travis Book, the Infamous Stringdusters manage to balance a fluency in old-timey bluegrass with indie jamgrass sensibilities....
The Grass Cats
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The GRASS CATS continue to entertain audiences with their exciting live performances and critically acclaimed recordings. Their shows feature lively foot-stomping fiddle and banjo music, bluegrass classics, tight vocal harmonies, acapella gospel quartets and chart-topping original songs....
Dailey & Vincent
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21st Century bluegrass boys, a pair of virtuoso session musicians team to become Rounder-world heroes. ~ Rovi
Punch Brothers
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The Punch Brothers got their start when the members came together to back former Nickel Creek singer/mandolinist Chris Thile on his first solo album, 2006's HOW TO GROW A WOMAN FROM THE GROUND....
Kickin Grass Band
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The Kickin Grass Band have set themselves a cut above the rest with their tight vocal harmony, driving instrumentation and effusive energy on and off the stage. The band prides itself on reaching all types of audiences, incorporating standards, rock & country classics and a number of "can't get 'em out of yer head" originals into their entertaining sets.
Travelin' McCourys
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The Travelin' McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online— entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres....
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper perform blistering instrumentals along with tight vocal trios and duos and fiddle-and-banjo duets that echo the first-generation stars of bluegrass. Cleveland is a six-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year award.
Redline
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Steve Grimm and The Bugs team up to provide a night of classic to current rock that is dance oriented! http://www.rlrocks.com
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
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“Contemporary bluegrass comes in many varieties – neo-trad bands such as Del McCoury or Open Road, Nash-Vegas acts such as Rhonda Vincent or The Grascals, “newgrass” bands such as John Cowan and Sam Bush, Jam/rock/bluegrass bands like Drew Emmitt/Nershi or the Avett Brothers, and grass /jazz groups including David Grisman’s Quintet, Crooked Still, and Psychograss....
Claire Lynch Band
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Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire’s music....
The Del McCoury Band
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Singer/guitarist Del McCoury has managed to take an old-school approach to bluegrass and give it a vitality and contemporary relevance few of his peers can match. He got his start playing with Bill Monroe in the early '60s, but by the end of the decade he began leading his own band....
Della Mae
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Della Mae features 2-time National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker, impeccable mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner, energetic bassist Shelby Means, innovative guitarist Courtney Hartman and soulful singer and guitarist Celia Woodsmith....
Nu Blu
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Daniel and Carolyn Routh, along with Austin Koerner and Levi Austin make up Nu-Blu - a band that projects a dynamic edge while staying grounded in the traditions and fundamentals of bluegrass....
Location & Nearby Info
Red Hat Amphitheater
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 831-6400
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