A Bluegrass night at Uncle Bill’s, Saturday February 8th

Batten Family BandBatten Family to Headline           at Uncle Bill’s Bluegrass Show

 

On Saturday, February 8th Silas and Leslie Shaw will present the 4th annual Uncle Bill’s Bluegrass Festival in South Lubbock County.   Performances begin on the main stage at 6 p.m. with Bluegrass, Americana and Celtic performances.    

 

Groups performing include: Picking on the Plains, A Celtic Ensemble, the Neerly Brothers, Music Mountain and the Batten Family. 

Gate opens at 3 p.m. for two hours of jamming with beginner and intermediate workshops for guitar, banjo, mandolin and dobro. 

Tickets for the show are $10.00.  Workshops are $5.00

For more information, call Silas at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn – 535-6290 or visit Unclebillsmusic.com.  Uncle Bills is located at 15002 Louisville Avenue in Lubbock, TX

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Acoustic Workshops for Pickers  

Beginner and Intermediate level instrument workshops for flatpicking guitar, 5 string banjo, mandolin and dobro will be held at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn on Saturday, February 8th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. 

Musicians from the local colleges and the West Texas Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association will provide the instruction. 

People who are curious about the instruments are welcome to come for a demonstration and to sit in on the workshop. 

Workshops are $5.00.  For more information, call Silas at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn – 535-6290 or visit Unclebillsmusic.com.  Uncle Bills is located at 15002 Louisville Avenue in Lubbock, TX

2nd Annual West Texas Folk Festival

The shows will be held on Thursday  November 7th, Friday November 8th and Saturday, November 9th at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn from 6pm to 10pm.   Each night, the festival will feature a guest host plus an assemblage of performing artists.

Uncle Bill’s Music announces lineups starting a 7pm and ending at 10pm

Thursday – November 7th – Host–Mark Wallney 

Sterling Masat            True Blue          Brandon Word 

Derek Bohls          Chris Albright      Darren Welch

Mike Pritchard     Mark Wallney         DG Flewellyn

               
   Friday – November 8th – Curtis Peoples 

Andy Wilkinson         Dallas Owens       Lori Sealy Concept

Sterling Masat       Pickin on the Plains    Curtis Peoples Collective

 

    Saturday – November 9th – Jenni Dale Lord

 Alex Sanchez                School of Rock – Acoustic Ensemble

Hayley Burton Trio        Brian McRae     Wade Parks Band      

Kent Mings             Thomas Radcliff              Jenni Dale Lord

 

Tickets: $10.00 each night and will be available at Ralphs Records and at the door.  Students with a valid ID–Admission $5.00.

Location: Uncle Bill’s Music Barn at 15002 Louisville Avenue

 For more information email Silas at unclebillslbk@hotmail.com.

West Texas Folk Festival, November 8-10

Uncle Bill’s Music and Hub City Music present the first annual West Texas Folk Festival to be held on Thursday through Saturday, November 8, 9, and 10 at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn.

Each night the Festival will feature a guest host plus a lineup of performing artists. Tickets each night will be $15.00 and proceeds will be given to the performers.

On Thursday, November 8th with host Mike Pritchard, the performers will be True Blue, Daniel Fluitt, Wesley Hildreth, Greg Goodnight & Katherine McLamore, Melissa Jones & Stephen Jones, Lone Prairie, Papa Duct Tape, Ed Davis, Brandon Adams, and Lacy Jo Davis

On Friday, November 9th with host Chris Smith, the performers will be Tommy Reece, Easy Does It, TTU’s School of Music, Celtic Ensemble, Irish Set Dancers, Caprock Morris, Special guests from the TTU Vernacular Center, and Curtis Peoples

On Saturday, November 10th with host Cary Banks, the performers will be John Calhoun, Philip Coggins, Charlie Stout, Run Silas, Kate Hearne, Allie Leigh, Colton Borg, John Potess, Kellsie Wallace, Tyler Hendricks, Karleigh Porterfield, and Adam Urbanzyk.

Gates will open at 6:00pm for Meet and Greet. The concerts will begin at 7:00pm and end at 10:00pm.

The Festival Committee will be presenting awards for the weekend’s best performances.

Categories include:  Best Original Song, Best Individual Performance, Best Group Performance, Best Instrumental Performance, Best Vocal Performance and Best Overall Entertainer.

For ticket information and to join our mailing list, please email unclebillslbk@hotmail.com.

Tickets will also be on sale at Ralphs Records .  (A limited number of student tickets will be on sale at Ralphs for $5.00)

 

Orrin Star, February 25 & 26

Orrin Star is an award-winning guitar & mandolin player recognized as a top bluegrass instructor. A National Flatpicking Champion, he is the author of Hot Licks for Bluegrass Guitar and a columnist for Flatpicking Guitar magazine.

Orrin Star combines hot picking, cool singing, and good humor. Described as “Arlo Guthrie meets Doc Watson,” he has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and boasts a repertoire ranging from bluegrass standards to little-known folk gems, Celtic fiddle tunes, and fingerstyle blues.

Orrin Star house concert: Doors open 7:00 p.m. $15. Refreshments available.

Orrin Star workshops: Sunday, February 26

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
An Intro to Norman Blake’s Guitar Style

You can find more information on Orrin Star at his website, www.orrinstar.com. You can find more information about Norman Blake at his Wikipedia entry.