Northeast State Community College welcomes musical legend and 2016 Grammy nominee Doyle Lawson with his band Quicksilver to campus for their annual “Homecoming” performance on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Lawson and Quicksilver will perform at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the College’s Blountville campus next to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased online now at www.northeaststate.edu. Enjoy this intimate evening of bluegrass, gospel, and Christmas tunes with one of the best in the business.
Called a “mandolin virtuoso” with “perfectly silken harmony” by The New York Times, Lawson and Quicksilver have nearly 40 albums to their credit. Lawson and Quicksilver’s most recent album In Session was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Bluegrass Album of the Year for 2016.
DLQ are seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Vocal Group of the Year winners, and have multiple Grammy, Dove, Inspirational Country Music Association, and other IBMA award nominations. The band also earned Dove Award nominations for the Best Bluegrass Gospel Album and Best Bluegrass Gospel Song awards.
Lawson is a member of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012 at the Ryman Auditorium. He has served as the feature instructor and performer at the College’s summer music workshops held at Northeast State at Bristol for two years. He shared his knowledge and expertise with students about recording tips and techniques as well as live performances and impromptu jam sessions.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the Northeast State Box Office at 423.354.5169.