Thursday, May 29, 2014

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Music In The Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Summersville, WV
June 25,26,27 & 28th

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out take the stage on Wednesday, June 25 at 2:35 pm
and 7:30 pm.  Don't miss this performance

posted by Betty Dotson-Lewis (WV Writer)

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out (Formerly known as IIIrd Tyme Out) is abluegrass band formed in 1991
in Cumming, Georgia. Consisting of Russell Moore (lead vocals and guitar), Steve Dilling (vocals and banjo),
Justen Haynes (vocals and fiddle), Wayne Benson (vocals and mandolin) and Edgar Loudermilk (vocals and bass),
the band has released thirteen albums and two greatest hits collections since 1991. A regular on bluegrass radio,
their works have earned them many individual and group IBMA and SPBGMA award nominations including the
prestigious IBMA Vocal Group of the Year award which they've won numerous times.

About the Band
Led by the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 5-time "Male Vocalist Of The Year", Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme
Out has walked away with IBMA's "Vocal Group Of The Year" award 7 consecutive years.All in all, the band has garnered over
50 industry awards since their inception in 1991. Their a cappella renditions of many songs can rarely be matched and their superb
instrumentation provides even more quality sound to their rich vocal blend featuring one of the most respected lead vocalists of all time.
All this along witha heavy touring schedule, including many performances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as GAC and RFD channel
programs, over 14 recordings to date, and a desire to present their fans with the best music possible, makes this "supergroup" one of
bluegrass music's most recognized and in-demand bands in the genre's history.

In November 2013, banjo player Steve Dilling and bass player Edgar Loudermilk announced their intentions to leave IIIrd Tyme Out.
 Steve Dilling cited health reasons as his reason for leaving the band while Edgar Loudermilk decided to capitalize on a songwriting
and solo CD push. As of 11-26-13, replacements have not been named though there have been auditions. [1]

from Wikipedia

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Music In The Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Summersville, WV
June 25,26,27 & 28th 2014
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver take the stage Wednesday, June 25th
at 8:30 pm (One 90 minute show).  Don't miss this performance

 Posted by Betty Dotson-Lewis (WV Writer)

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, fronted by the longtime member of progressive bluegrass pioneers the
Country Gentlemen, is a bluegrass ensemble that has made both gospel and secular recordings since its inception in 1979. (Though, as Lawson is a devout Christian, the numbers tip in favor of the gospel.) The group has had numerous members move through its ranks over the years, the one constant being Lawson, who jokingly refers to his group as a "farm team" for professional bluegrass.

Doyle Lawson was born on April 20, 1944, in Ford Town, TN, near Kingsport. As a kid, he drew early inspiration from bluegrass father Bill Monroe, and decided early on that he wanted to play that kind of music. Other inspiration came from the church, where his father, mother, and sister were in gospel groups that sang a cappella. He learned the mandolin at a young age, and a chance meeting with the legendary Jimmy Martin when Lawson was still a teen convinced Lawson he had to make music for a living. To demonstrate his seriousness and to expand his horizons, he learned banjo and guitar. In 1963, Lawson landed a job playing banjo for Martin. He also played guitar and mandolin for J.D. Crowe. In 1971, Lawson joined the Country Gentlemen and remained in the group until 1979, when he decided he needed his own group with his own sound. In April 1979, he laid the foundation for the unit that would become Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Over the decades, the group has served as host of the long-running Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival in Denton, NC.

from Doyle Lawson webpage