DateSaturday, July 16, 2022 - 7:00pm
Bill and the Belles began as a project to explore the sounds between rural and urban music, between vaudeville and down-home roots, but they’ve arrived somewhere wholly their own. They revel in the in-between: deeply engaged with the stringband tradition and eager to stretch those influences to contemporary settings. The group’s 2021 release, Happy Again, isn’t exactly happy, but the delightfully deadpan album is full of life, humor, and tongue-in-cheek explorations of love and loss. Bill and the Belles is Kris Truelsen on guitar, fiddler Kalia Yeagle, bassist Andrew Small, and banjo/banjo-uke player Aidan VanSuetendael.
In the summer of 2014, a group of young musicians got together at regional fiddler’s conventions and formed a group that has become one of the most exciting young bands in bluegrass today, ShadowGrass. Since that time, they have won awards and played all across the country. ShadowGrass is moving forward in the bluegrass genre by incorporating each member’s varied influences. The band includes Kyser George on guitar, Luke Morris on mandolin, Clay Russell on banjo, David George on bass, and Madison Morris on fiddle.
Tickets are $20. Children 12 & younger admitted free
Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.