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Country Picks: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver at Motorco in Durham

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will play Durham’s Motorco Music Hall on Friday.
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will play Durham’s Motorco Music Hall on Friday. ssharpe@newsobserver.com

Doyle Lawson is a grand master of bluegrass. He began his legendary career at the side of Jimmy Martin and played with banjo innovator, J.D. Crowe. In 1979 he formed his own band, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Through the years, DL&Q has served as one of the most creative of bluegrass ensembles, and is especially heralded for its bluegrass gospel. Under Lawson’s guidance, the band was voted IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year each year from 2001 through 2007. In 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts honored Lawson as a National Heritage Fellow, our nation’s highest honor for folk and traditional artists.

Friday night, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver bring their brilliance to Motorco Music Hall in Durham. Get the details at motorcomusic.com.

Other highlights

  • Leo Kottke brings his guitar wizardry to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro Friday night.
  • Saturday, Richard Leigh will share his songwriting and performing talents at The Cary Theater. Leigh is best known for writing “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” for Crystal Gayle.
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