Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Please Note: Balcony is accessible only by stairs. All ages.
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder represent an important chapter in the history of bluegrass music. The ensemble is helmed by Ricky Skaggs, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer, who was born on July 18, 1954, in Cordell, Kentucky. Skaggs began playing music at an early age, making his first appearance on stage with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe at just six years old. Over the course of his career, Skaggs has explored various forms of American roots music, including country, but he is best known for his contributions to bluegrass.
Skaggs first entered the mainstream in the 1980s as a country artist, earning several awards, including multiple Grammys and Country Music Association Awards. However, in the late 1990s, he returned to his bluegrass roots and formed Kentucky Thunder, a group of exceptionally talented musicians. The band quickly gained recognition for their extraordinary musical skill and intricate arrangements.
Kentucky Thunder has been a platform for some of the finest musicians in contemporary bluegrass. Together with Skaggs, they have received numerous awards, including multiple Grammy Awards for Best Bluegrass Album. The ensemble is known for their fast tempos, tight harmonies, and technical prowess, making them one of the most acclaimed groups in modern bluegrass history.
The band has produced a number of critically acclaimed albums and maintains an active touring schedule, delighting audiences worldwide with their captivating performances. Their shows are a masterclass in musicianship, often featuring dazzling solos and flawless ensemble play, providing both a nod to bluegrass tradition and a vision of the genre’s future.
Ricky Skaggs’ virtuosity as a musician combined with the unparalleled skill of Kentucky Thunder has cemented their place as modern bluegrass legends, helping to bring the genre into the 21st century while preserving its rich history.
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