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Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings and projects from nationally recognized artists debuted before a live audience in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. March 17 Jenni Lyn and Old Salt Union will introduce new music on the show. Listeners may be part of the live, studio audience or listen online at listenradiobristol.org.
Jenni Lyn is perhaps best known for her work with Della Mae, the astounding all-female bluegrass group that achieved the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year in 2013. She is also part of the ensemble that produced Proud To Be A Daughter of Bluegrass that won the IBMA’s Recorded Event of the Year in 2009. Della Mae also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in 2014.
From baby boomers to millennials, seasoned festival goers to country converts, Jenni Lyn’s music offers a current approach to the evolving bluegrass sound, while maintaining the perfect balance of that down home comfort. Her broad span of shared experiences and collaborations has shaped Gardner as an artist and as a performer, all culminating in an exciting new album that showcases her well-developed repertoire of songs.
Old Salt Union is known for playing music by their own set of rules. While the men who make up the group are not complete rebels, they are certainly focused on exposing people to a purer, more exciting, and more original form of music. Drawing influence from Bill Monroe, Sam Bush and Del McCoury, to jazz great Bill Evans and Composer Danny Elfman, it’s obvious the group has a unique and broad genetic make-up. What makes Old Salt Union special is their ability to further explore the jazz and blues roots of bluegrass in a mature and refreshing manner. With in-depth musical compositions, a catchy hook, and a high- energy metaphorical punch to the gut, they are truly front runners in the new generation of string music.