Appalachian Road Show Returns to Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL
Appalachian Road Show is the brainchild of three celebrated bluegrass veterans, with a vision for a stage show that combines a powerful musical presentation with a focus on the Appalachian culture from which it sprang.
Appalachian Road Show combines the award-winning talents of lead singer and banjoist Barry Abernathy, tenor singer and mandolinist-extraordinaire Darrell Webb, Grammy award-winning fiddler and producer Jim VanCleve, and legendary upright bassist Todd Phillps. On guitar is Jeb Snyder, a young phenom who has taken acoustic guitar circles by storm. Appalachian Road Show will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Thursday, January 23 at 7pm. Tickets are $18 for members and $22 for the general public. Advance tickets are available online at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
The Appalachian Road Show was born out of Barry Abernathy’s and Darrelll Webb’s desire to celebrate the broad musical heritage, culture, and lifestyle of the great Appalachian people. Barry Abernathy was a founding member of the vocal and instrumental powerhouse band, Mountain Heart. The group or its members have won or been nominated for multiple Grammys, ACM, CMA, and IBMA Awards. Abernathy is also known for his contributions to both Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and IIIrd Tyme Out. In addition to his truly great voice, Abernathy plays a blistering banjo. The Georgia-born Abernathy was named Banjo Player of the Year in 1997 by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA).
Darrell Webb is a Grammy nominated session musician as well as an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and SPBGMA award winner. The mandolin master with the soaring tenor previously headed up his own eponymous band and prior to that, worked with some of the top acts in acoustic music, including Lonesome River Band, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Wildfire, and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
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