Larry Keel & Natural Bridge featuring the legendary TONY RICE, special guest Grayson Capps
Come on over to the Bama Theatre for some of the finest pickin' going right now! Tony Rice is a true legend of the guitar. His career spans the range of acoustic music, from straight-ahead bluegrass to jazz-influenced new acoustic music, to songwriter-oriented folk. He is perhaps the greatest innovator in acoustic flatpicked guitar since Clarence White. Over the course of his career, he has played alongside J.D. Crowe and the New South, David Grisman (during the formation of "Dawg Music"), led his own groups, collaborated with fellow picker Norman Blake and recorded with his brothers. In addition, he has played many times over the years with fellow picker Larry Keel and his various configurations, including the present LARRY KEEL & NATURAL BRIDGE.
Connecting traditional songs of yesterday with their own original and inventive sounds of today, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge create astonishingly powerful acoustic music rich in heritage, heart and hot licks! With a style that evokes both atomic rock energy and dynamic tonal purity, Keel and his ensemble are intent upon taking their instruments and their voices to their fullest potential for emotion and amazement. While paying respect to the legacy left by the forefathers of bluegrass, Keel bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary American Mountain Music. Larry Keel & Natural Bridge includes flatpicking guitar master Larry Keel (guitar, vocals), Jenny Keel (bass fiddle, vocals), Mark Schimick (mandolin, vocals), and, Jason Flournoy (banjo, vocals).
GRAYSON CAPPS has drawn comparisons over his last few albums to the likes of Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt and Drive By Truckers, to name but a few, and his newest release, Rott 'N' Roll, proves Grayson Capps is an artist equally singular in vision as those to whom he's compared. He doesn't always paint the prettiest pictures or offer a gleamy white smile, but he does reach down deep to remind us of our own humanity. The title Rott 'N' Roll originated with Grayson Capps' fans in New Orleans as an explanation of his music. Prostitutes, alcoholics, vagrants and drifters often inhabit the southern troubadour's songs, while his live performances are ignited by sanctified Southern soul, howling back-country stomp and raucous roadhouse blues.. Slowly, but surely, the phrase spread from one city to the next as the definition of the Grayson Capps experience.
The Bama Theatre
600 Greensboro Dr.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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