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Thursday, September 05, 2013

FW: It's a Bluegrass Extravaganza!

Common Ground on the Hill
Common Ground on the Hill

Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass/ 

Bluestone with Jon Glik 

Special SUNDAY afternoon concert
September 8 at 2 PM  ONLY in Westminster  

Click HERE to purchase tickets 

Common Ground on the Hill begins its 2013-14 Concert Season with a special bluegrass extravaganza featuring the hard-driving traditional bluegrass sounds of multiple IBMA Award nominee Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass and bluegrass veterans Bluestone featuring Baltimore's own fiddle virtuoso Jon Glik.
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass   

Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass are a national and international touring band, playing powerful, unadorned and intense traditional bluegrass. Theirs is not hybrid or genre-bending music. The combination of instrumentation and vocals convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Paisley's lead vocals captivate the senses, leading many prominent musicians, including Alison Krauss, to regard Danny as one of their favorite singers. He combines powerful range and soulful blues producing an unmistakable and unique bluegrass voice. Son of bluegrass icon and founder of The Southern Grass Bob Paisley, Danny has made his own niche in the bluegrass world. "Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away" won the 2009 IBMA Award for Song of the Year and Danny has garnered several IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of The Year, Male Vocalist of the Year as well as Album of the Year. Southern Grass continues the family tradition adding Danny's son Ryan on mandolin and includes banjoist Mark Delaney, formerly of the Country Gentlemen, as well as fiddling sensation Doug Meek and Eric Troutman on bass.

Danny Paisley - Your Swingin Bridge (Live @Pickathon 2012)
Danny Paisley - Your Swingin Bridge (Live @Pickathon 2012)
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass -
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass - "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again"


Bluestone derives its name from the blues in bluegrass music and the stone in the former Keystone band name. Bluestone formed two decades ago when Dick Laird (mandolin) and Carroll Swam (guitar & vocals), members of the southern York county band Keystone, joined forces with Dick's two sons, Heath Laird (bass) and Jeff Laird (guitar) and veterans banjoist Tom Neal and Dobro player Russ Hooper. Violinist Jon Glik, known as "Baltimore Jonny," will be with Bluestone for this afternoon of powerful bluegrass. This hard-driving veteran bluegrass band brings together musicians who have played with some of the best including Del McCoury, Jimmy Martin, Cliff Waldron and Bill Harrell. Firmly grounded in traditional bluegrass, Bluestone's music incorporates gospel, country, blues, swing, and folk influences.
Tickets: $19; $17 Student/Senior 65+
Tickets available at the door or online HERE.
Sunday, September 8
The Carroll Arts Center
91 W Main Street
Westminster, MD  21157

About Common Ground on the Hill

Common Ground on the Hill is a roots-based, traditional arts non-profit housed on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Founded in 1994, we foster and facilitate dialogue among different cultures to discover that our artistic common ground unites us. Our program includes 2 monthly concert series (in Baltimore and Westminster), 2 weeks of classes and concerts at Traditions Weeks, a Roots Music & Arts Festival, Common Ground on Seminary Ridge, the Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention, the Ira & Mary Zepp Center for Nonviolence and Peace Education, and introducing in 2014: Common Ground on the Shore in Chincoteague, VA, in January, and Common Ground on the Border in Sahuarita, Arizona, in March!

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