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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival Kick-Off Concert
September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raise the rooftop with The Larry Keel Experience, Woody Woodworth & The Piners, and Old Line Skiffle Combo for the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion pre-festival kick-off show at Lumac Rooftop Bar above The Bristol Hotel!
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Lumac Rooftop Bar, The Bristol Hotel
(115 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA)
Getting in town early for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion? Join us up on the roof at The Bristol Hotel for a spectacular kick-off to the main event with The Larry Keel Experience, Woody Woodworth & The Piners, and a big reunion of Old Line Skiffle Combo, presented by the Birthplace of Country Music and sponsored by The Bristol Hotel, Rabbit Hole Distillery, and Virginia is for Lovers.
Seating is limited for this performance, so purchase tickets early.
About The Larry Keel Experience
Larry Keel is an award-winning innovative flat picking guitarist and
singer/songwriter hailing from Appalachia. Raised in a musical family
steeped in the mountain culture of the region, Keel began from an early age to forge a distinctive sound, taking traditional music and infusing it with modern light. With the acoustic guitar Keel has brought the flat picking form to its highest level of sophistication and sonic power with his muscular, yet refined style of playing. As a composer and singer, Keel integrates raw honesty and charming grit to form a unique brand of music he calls ‘experimental folk’, songwriting that is filled with reality, imagination, imagery and mood. He has appeared on over 20 albums, 12 of which he produced, and has written songs that have been recorded and performed by distinguished artists including Grammy-award winners Del McCoury and The Infamous Stringdusters. Keel has collaborated and continues to merge creative forces with some of the greatest artists in modern roots music such as Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, Al DiMeola, Tony Rice, Keller Williams and Sam Bush, to name a few.
Woody Woodworth & The Piners
Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Woody Woodworth & The Piners are part of the newest revival of country music in Virginia. Established in 2016, the Piners are named for the bygone expression to Pine – a deep longing for something or someone. Influenced by Virginia’s deep musical history and Appalachian culture, Woody Woodworth & The Piners fuse storytelling with country, bluegrass, and rock and roll to create a sound that can be described as Appalachian alt-country with a steady shot of southern rock.
Old Line Skiffle Combo
Members of the Old Line Skiffle Combo consider Bristol their second home. The Maryland-based sextet first performed at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in 2004 and was an event staple for many years. The group amicably disbanded following their final festival performance in 2015. Not missing a beat, the OLSC is reuniting its original members for a special, pre-festival kick-off show for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and bringing a fine batch of their signature high-energy, non-stop locomotive sounds to cut a rug to! Combining their love of old timey music mixed with hot jazz, western swing, vaudeville, rockabilly and the general zaniness of the 1920s and 30s, this sextet of creative and energized musicians will keep you on your toes! Not to be missed!