Thursday’s events at World of Bluegrass

September 25, 2013 

  • One to watch

    For well more than a decade, Blue Highway has been making music that’s steeped in bluegrass tradition but leaning toward the future. Gospel figures heavily into the band’s repertoire, along with bluegrass classics and members’ own songs (all five of the band’s members are noted songwriters in the genre). Their shows feature plenty of fine instrumentals, but when they put down their instruments and gather ’round the mic for a capella singing, prepare for goosebumps. The band plays at 11 p.m. Thursday at Tir Na Nog, 218 S. Blount St.

    Staff writer Stacy Chandler

IBMA Business Conference

Raleigh Convention Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

International Bluegrass Music Awards

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30-10 p.m.

Bluegrass Ramble Evening Concerts

10 p.m.-2 a.m. Each venue is $10 at the door.

Lincoln Theatre – The Rambling Rooks, The Gibson Brothers, The Del McCoury Band.

Long View Center – The Steel Wheels, The Karl Shifflett and Big Country Show, Balsam Range and John Driskell Hopkins, The Boxcars.

Tir Na Nog – Cumberland Band, Blue Highway, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, Kevin Richardson & Cuttin Edge.

Pour House – Front Country, Finnders & Youngberg, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Hen House Prowlers.

Kings – Earlybird Stringband, Lilly Drumeva/Looping Brothers, Mala & Fryr Moon, Red Wine.

Architect Bar and Social Club – Wood & Wire, Jeanette & Johnny Williams, The Gravy Boys Band, Bradford Lee Folk & Bluegrass Playboys.

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