CAPA to Host An Evening of Bluegrass with Pikelny, Sutton, Bulla, Bales, & Cobb, 10/22
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An Evening of Bluegrass with Noam Pikelny (banjo), Bryan Sutton (guitar), Jesse Cobb (mandolin), Barry Bales (bass), and Luke Bulla (fiddle), marks a historic collaboration between five of the most celebrated acoustic instrumentalists and singers of our time. These musical friends are gathering in concert to share with audiences a musical experience that customarily only happens behind closed doors, whether backstage at a festival or at a Nashville picking party. With each member being a front man in his own right, the band will present an evening of original and classic bluegrass music.
CAPA presents An Evening with Pikelny, Sutton, Bulla, Bales & Cobb at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Tuesday, October 22, at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and $30 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the "pros' top banjo picker," Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers and has helped broaden the awareness of the banjo in the mainstream through numerous collaborations on stage and in the studio. In September of 2010, Pikelny was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass and was recently nominated for a Grammy for his latest solo work, Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail.
Bryan Sutton is one of the most sought-after acoustic guitarists on the planet. Sutton entered the bluegrass world in 1995 as a member of Rickey Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder band, playing on two Grammy Award-winning records. After his tenure with Skaggs, Bryan went on to build a career as a top studio guitarist in Nashville. His playing can be heard alongside such names as Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, and Harry Connick Jr. Bryan has also released four solo projects and toured the world with artists such as Béla Fleck and Chris Thile, and as a member of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize. He is a six-time winner of the IBMA's Guitarist of the Year and received a 2007 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance for his duet recording with Doc Watson.