Batten 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan Munde needs no introduction to long-time Bluegrass fans. From his early creative work with Sam Bush in Poor Richard’s Almanac to his traditional bluegrass apprenticeship with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys to his 21-year stint anchoring the landmark Country Gazette, Alan has blazed a trail as one of the most innovative and influential banjo players of all time. Along the way, Alan also recorded and contributed to numerous instrumental recordings, including the 2001 IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year – Knee Deep in Bluegrass. Alan has supplemented his recorded work with several instructional publications for the banjo, and, since 1986, Alan has taught Bluegrass and Country Music at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, a program which has produced many professional musicians nationwide. In recent years, Alan has performed and recorded as a duo with his South Plains faculty colleague (and former Gazette-mate) Joe Carr. Alan’s extensive body of recorded work, his instructional materials, and his work at South Plains (including the annual Camp Bluegrass) has solidified his status as one of the true gurus of the 5-string. Alan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. He was profiled in the June 2005 issue of Bluegrass Now magazine.
Elliott Rogers was born in Osceola, Arkansas and grew up in Albuquerque NM. He fell in love with bluegrass music at an early age by hearing local bands like the Big River Boys and the Clear Ditch Ramblers. His trio in High School opened for Doc Watson. “That was a mighty big deal for me and pointed me in the direction I took with music.” That path led Elliott to Austin Texas after a hitch in the Army at FT Hood. There he worked for years with songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, George Ensle and Blaze Foley, and recorded with Lyle Lovett , Nancy Griffith and Robert Earl Keen on Robert’s first album, ‘No Kinda Dancer’
“Along with everything else, we hosted a weekly Musician Night at the Soap Creek Saloon and had a great time in Austin.” Elliott’s songs have won awards and have been recorded by Jill Jones, the Bluegrass Patriots and Sons and Brothers. Elliott brings driving rhythm guitar, smooth lead and harmony vocals and contributes original material to Ranch Road 12.