The Infamous Stringdusters, The Black Lillies, & Brushfire Stankgrass
Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Pisgah Brewing's Memorial Day Event featuring americana music at its finest. Feel free to bring your frisbees and footballs but please leave your furry friends at home! They will be much happier away from the music and crowds!
At the OUTDOOR STAGE!!!
Gates Open at 4:00PM
Music is from 5:00PM - 10:00PM
General Admission Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door!
Hopster VIP Package Available for $50 - This includes a private brewery tour (4PM) and tasting before the show, stage front preferred viewing, and a private bar in the exclusive VIP Lounge with complimentary snacks.
The Infamous Stringdusters are at the forefront of a new movement in bluegrass music. Their unmatched virtuosity has enabled them to take acoustic music to a completely new level. They wield an expansive repertoire touching on masters from Jimmy Martin to John Hartford, but their strength lies in their original compositions. Dedication to arrangements sets them apart and extended improvisation makes every performance completely unique. The live Stringdusters experience is anti-formulaic, groove friendly, and mindexpanding not your granddaddy's bluegrass. Unless your granddaddy was Jerry Garcia
The Black Lillies take their name from a song on that first record. After filtering through several lineup changes, Cruz assembled a crackerjack team of pickers, players and singers who have what it takes to put meat on those songs. Tom Pryor made a name for himself playing pedal steel for damn near any band that could talk him into it; drummer Jamie Cook anchored the rhythm section for Americana darlings the everybodyfields; harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady can wail like a hellcat or purr like a wildcat, and everybody who's heard her sing agrees it only makes sense that someone with her pipes can provide the perfect counter-balance to Cruz. Bassist Robert Richards is the latest addition to the band, and under his steely-eyed gaze, no bass, stand-up or electric, stands a chance.
Mixing analog effects with bluegrass backbeats, the music of Brushfire Stankgrass is instantly unique. With influences ranging from Hip Hop to Duane Allman, the group has fused their bluegrass chops with pinches of jazz, jam, reggae, and rock. They call their musical creation Stankgrass. The band's debut album, "One for the Salamanders," which was released in July 2010, is a hybrid of crystal clear multi-track live recordings and polished studio tracks. The album was voted by WNCW listeners as one of the top 100 albums of 2010 and was voted the #9 regional release of the year.
Pisgah Brewing Co.
150 Eastside Dr
Black Mountain, NC 28711