CAPA to Host An Evening of Bluegrass with Pikelny, Sutton, Bulla, Bales, & Cobb, 10/22

CAPA to Host An Evening of Bluegrass with Pikelny, Sutton, Bulla, Bales, & Cobb, 10/22

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 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.

Jesse Cobb is a sought after mandolinist known for his strong rhythmic presence and lyrical leads. Jesse has toured extensively in the USand Europe, taught at major festivals and camps, and as a member of The Infamous Stringdusters, has won awards and accolades from the bluegrass and Americana communities, including a 2011 Grammy nomination. Jesse works as a freelance musician, as well as performing as The Cobb Brothers Duo with Shad Cobb.

Barry Bales was born and raised in the music-rich hills of east Tennessee. A member Alison Krauss and Union Station for the past 23 years, he has carved out a successful career as a band member, session musician, producer, and songwriter. He has worked with such diverse artists as Merle Haggard, The Civil Wars, Dolly Parton, Elvis Costello, the Chieftains, and Shania Twain. He was heavily involved in the making of the soundtrack for Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Additionally, Barry has received 14 Grammy Awards, one Country Music Association Award, one Academy of Country Music Award, and 11 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including 2008 Bass Player of the Year.

Luke Bulla began playing fiddle and singing at an early age. As a young man, he made his mark on the fiddle contest world with seven wins at the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest where he set a new record as the youngest person to make the top 10 at the Grand Maters. For the last 14 years, Luke has been working as a session player, songwriter, and live performer with artists such as Ricky Skaggs, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas, and Lyle Lovett. Luke released his first solo EP in 2012, and is currently finishing a new recording slated for release in 2014.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the support of the J. Allen and Ruth Maxwell Pyne, Lois S. Chope Memorial, and Richard H. and Ann Shafer Funds of the ColumbusFoundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all of its citizens, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city's artists and arts organizations since 1973.

About CAPA: Owner/operator of downtown Columbus' magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit