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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday's WoodSongs: Celebrating the Women of Bluegrass (call 252.8888 for reservations)
WoodSongs January 31st
Celebrating the Women of Bluegrass
Please be seated by 6:45PM GEN PUBLIC $10 STUDENT ID $5 WOODSONG PARTNERS FREE
RONI STONEMANis a true legend of bluegrass. The youngest daughter of the pioneering country music family The Stonemans, Roni became "The First Lady of Banjo," a fixture on the Nashville scene, and, as Hee Haw's Ironing Board Lady, a comedienne beloved by millions of Americans nationwide. She recently released a CD with her two sisters and was the subject of book called "Pressing On" written by Ellen Wright. greenskybluegrass.com
DALE ANN BRADLEYis the 2007, 2008 & 2009 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and has been hailed by Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs as one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass music. A former Coon Creek Girl and mainstay at Kentucky's Renfro Valley Barn Dance, Bradley commands a list of awards as long as Highway 40, yet a few minutes with her tells you she is something even more than extraordinarily gifted - she's extraordinarily human. daleann.com
BELLA BETTSis a young girl of only 10 but plays mandolin and fiddle like a pro. This Colorado girl is seasoned enough to perform on the main stage at Rockygrass this past summer. Bella also works with the Colorado bluegrass music society to present bluegrass to the schools. She has played with KC Groves and other local musicians during these presentations. Watch video of Bella