Join WSLR+Fogartyville for an evening of great bluegrass music with Rodney Dillard and his band on Friday, November 8 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Tickets are $22 for Members and $25 for the General Public. Tickets are available at wslr.org.
Rodney Dillard has had a long and varied career resulting so far in 2 Grammy Nominations, induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, and a well-known acting stint on the Andy Griffith Show. As the founding member of the legendary group, ‘THE DILLARDS’ (aka the Darlings), Rodney Dillard is seen nearly everyday somewhere in the world thanks to the still enormous popularity of The ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW reruns.
By the late 1960′s Rodney had transformed the Dillard’s into the driving force creating new sounds in the West Coast music environment. Later, called “The Father of Country Rock”, Rodney was among the first Bluegrass musicians to “electrify” traditional Bluegrass instruments while also adding drums, steel guitar, and orchestra. Rodney is credited with helping set the stage for the “Country Rock” movement and burgeoning progressive sounds of Bluegrass. Joining Rodney Dillard on stage at Fogartyville will be Beverly Cotten-Dillard (Clawhammer Banjo, Lead Vocals), Cory Walker (mandolin), and Tyler Walker (bass).
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photo from Rodney Dillard.