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CANCELED – Farm & Fun Time
May 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Due to Virginia Governor Northam’s guidelines we have had to cancel May’s Farm and Fun Time with Larry Keel Experience and Circus No. 9.
If you purchased a ticket for this event you have two options:
- – We will hold your ticket and it will be valid for another Farm and Fun Time performance
- – We will refund your purchase
Please contact Tracey Childress to let her know which option you would like to choose.
About the Show
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Farm and Fun Time hearkens back to the days of classic live radio and features today’s top traditional country, bluegrass and old-time artists. We’re proud to bring back this historic program to a new generation of listeners.
Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring house band Bill and the Belles, Farm and Fun Time is a celebration of Appalachian music and culture with various segments jingles and featured artists.
If flat-picking guitar on the highest level required a resumé, Larry Keel could skip the interview process altogether and get straight to work. Keel has collaborated and shared the stage with an absolute all-star cast over the course of his career. From bluegrass legends Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, Bill Monroe, and John Hartford to modern rock and jam mainstays Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, and String Cheese Incident, to today’s most respected up-and-comers like Billy Strings, Tyler Childers and Greensky Bluegrass, all of Keel’s influences and peers sing his praises—not just for his musicianship, but his friendship as well.
Keel has been revered by critics at JamBase, Bluegrass Today, AXS, and Rolling Stone, who dubbed him “…One of the finest flatpickers around,” and described his unparalleled live performance as, “taking songs up a notch with psychedelic hillbilly shredding.”
Over the past 30 years, Keel has grown a cult-like following with his energetic performances and skilled musicianship; he has released 16 albums and is featured on 10 others, including his side project with Keller Williams, Keller and the Keels.
Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, and Rock. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, among others. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, Vince Ilagan, and Ben Garnett, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.