Sugar Run Band is at Pipestem's Amphitheater! "Pounding Out a Tune" is the bands newest CD. Unlike many bands that label themselves as old-time, bluegrass, country, gospel, etc., Sugar Run offers an eclectic mix of those and other styles of music from the rural South. Band members are Mike Johnson on five-string banjo, as also mandolin and Dobro; Bonnie Johnson on the upright acoustical bass fiddle; Geoff White on fiddle and also guitar and mandolin; Stanley Asbury on guitar; and Rachel Johnson on fiddle. Their website is sugarrunband.com. Sugar Run is is live and on stage at 8:00 p.m. at the Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. Fee-based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
LUCKY JOHNSON LISTENING HOUR PRESENTS RAGTIME ANNIE Saturday, June 25, 2016, $10 at door only Ragtime Annie combines the talents of four of the DC area's finest bluegrass musicians, with the added twist of being one of the few all-female groups on the scene today. While sometimes hosting guest members, the band is comprised of core members Avril Smith, Gina Clowes, Ashley Stewart and Malia Furtado who are each individually award winning and together create a sound that remains true to bluegrass tradition at times, and at other times boldly and creatively steps out into a little country, a little swing, and a little something of their own that can't really be dubbed anything by any genre. Malia and Ashley are frequently seen performing with regional favorite, Circa Blue. Avril plays with several bands including the U Liners, The Great Unknowns, and is a founding member of Della Mae. Gina recently played in regionally popular band Bud's Collective, and currently plays for Nashville based band, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug 27th when we once again host the popular BANANA EXPRESS band, a local Americana/bluegrass/indie/old-time band. They'll be here to perform LIVE in the store on Saturday from 4:00-6:00pm. Tickets are $7 at the door. From the moment they take the stage, the four young musicians pour out their heart and soul into the songs they sing and the instruments they play, and the love for what they're doing and the pure, captivating sound of their music is so clear that it could quiet a room holding even the rowdiest of audiences.
LUCKY JOHNSON LISTENING HOUR PRESENTS THE FLY BIRDS APRIL 23RD, 5-7PM. $7 AT DOOR ONLY THE FLY BIRDS are Elizabeth Baker, Mary Dunlap (both of Banana Express Band) & Sarah Jane Twigg. You don't want to miss this awesome new trio perform their special blend of rock and original music on banjo, upright bass and guitar, accompanying spectacular vocals. It's going to be a special night of music out under the stars! See you on Main Street.