On July 17, SMfG will again partner with the Highland Center for the Arts to present a free concert at the HCA for the greater Greensboro community. The concert will feature two of Vermont’s best bluegrass bands: Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with The Sky Blue Boys & Cookie.
SMfG season subscribers will receive advance tickets for reserved seating.
The six-person bluegrass band Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing is recognized as “one of the most talented bluegrass artists in the country” (Times-Argus) and features Bob Amos who became an internationally recognized and acclaimed musician and songwriter as the leader of the popular award-winning band Front Range which recorded multiple CDs for indie heavyweight Sugar Hill Records.
Widely regarded as Vermont’s premier bluegrass band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing features “great songwriting, impeccable playing that honors bluegrass tradition and vocals that can stop you in your tracks” (VPR) and showcases Bob’s top notch original material as well as unique arrangements of some bluegrass classics.
Here is one of Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing’s original songs in live performance:
“Banjo Dan” Lindner is regarded as Vermont’s preeminent banjo authority and the Godfather of Green Mountain Bluegrass. He and his brother Willy Lindner have played together for decades and performed for years as part of the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys. For our July 17 concert, Dan and Willy Lindner will be joined by the esteemed Carrie Cook on bass.
Their large repertoire includes wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers, plus some newer songs including their own compositions, played on a variety of acoustic instruments.
The below segment shows some of their incredible string work:
This concert is one the entire family will enjoy!
Join us for a rare evening in the company of gifted musicians who are “emphatically worth hearing simply for the inspired quality of their music-making” (Music Web International).
To Reserve Tickets for This Performance, Please Contact the Highland Center for the Arts. SMfG Season Ticket Holders Are Entitled to Receive Tickets Directly from SMfG.
This FREE concert is a joint presentation of Summer Music from Greensboro and Highland Center for the Arts.