Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, one of the country’s best-known bluegrass bands, takes the stage at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. Performing at 7:15 p.m. for pre-show enjoyment is Walters State Community College’s own bluegrass ensemble, High Lonesome Senate.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy®, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations to their credit and have produced nearly 40 albums. In addition, Lawson is the reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, seven-time recipient of the IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in September 2012. The New York Times called Lawson ‘mandolin virtuoso’ with ‘perfectly silken harmony.’
In 1979, Doyle laid the foundation for what has become the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver sound. The makeup of the band has changed many times in the last 39 years, but by integrating each member’s special talents into the group, the Quicksilver sound has not been sacrificed.
Take your seat by 7:15 p.m. to hear High Lonesome Senate, Walters State Community College’s own bluegrass ensemble. This year’s lineup includes Santana Bell of Newport on fiddle, Ryan Henard of Rogersville on mandolin, Riley Denton of Jefferson City on banjo and dobro, Alex Greene of Sneedville on bass, and their instructor Chip McLain on guitar. The vocal trio of Bell, Henard and McLain offers a real treat with this year’s band, and a capella numbers adding Denton’s bass vocal to the quartet are delightful. This youthful, high-energy bluegrass group is quickly becoming a regional favorite.
Enjoy a night of bluegrass on Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. Only $20 balcony seats remain for this performance. Tickets may be purchased online at NPACgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679. Thank you to our 2017-2018 season sponsor, Walters State Community College.
NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is an additional $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.