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w/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Robin & Linda Williams, Daryl Davis, Jake Blount, Patrick McAvinue, and Alex Lacquement
Hank Williams was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “The Lovesick Blues,” and “Jambalaya.” He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. In the six years of his recording career, Hank Williams songs created the definition of the perfect country song. This popular show brings together an all-star cast of friends who get together just once a year to celebrate the songs of a country music idol.
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Known for their tight harmony singing and stellar instrumentation on guitar, banjo, and mandolin, winners of 2 Grammy® Awards, 60+ WAMMY Awards, and 14 GRAMMY nominations. Billboard Magazine called them “As close to flawless folk/bluegrass as it gets.” The duos recent recordings include “SHOUT AND SHINE” and, “WAHOO!” This is their 25th year hosting the show, the third year at the Creative Alliance.
Robin & Linda Williams
From The Grand Ole Opry to Austin City Limits, Music City Tonight to Mountain Stage, Robin & Linda never cease to wow audiences wherever they go. Their 40+ year career has so far netted 24 albums and thousands of accolades along the way. Their brand new album, A Better Day A-Coming has climbed the folk charts this fall.
“They don’t play at being country – they are country.” – No Depression
“Individually their voices can melt cheese, and in duet, they can do all-purpose welding.” – Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion
International Bluegrass Music Association FIDDLER OF THE YEAR, Patrick leads the new generation of hot fiddlers with exquisite taste and versatility. Currently a member of the Navy’s “Country Currant,, he’s performed with bluegrass supergroup Daily & Vincent, fiddled often on the Grand Ole Opry, and has become an in-demand studio musician. He’s also a member of Baltimore’s Charm City Junction band. His CD “Perfect Fit” topped the Bluegrass charts!
Jake Blount’s music is rooted in care and confrontation. He is a scholar of Black American music, speaking ardently about the African roots of the banjo and the subtle yet profound ways African Americans have shaped and defined the amorphous categories of roots music and Americana.
Rooted in the sounds of American-born music, Baltimore based bassist, Alex Lacquement has crafted a unique style that is dazzling, lyrical, and transcends musical genres. Whether on stage playing jazz, old-time, bluegrass, or playing with singer song-writers his tone is unmistakable and joy for performing is obvious and infectious. In addition to being an energetic, assertive, and groovy ensemble player and imaginative soloist, he is a skilled arranger, composer, and producer.