Date: February 7, 2009
Time: Doors Open @ 7 PM : Show begins at 7:30 PM
Where: Albemarle High School – Auditorium
Admission: $10.00 at the door
The Virginia Ramblers are a traditional bluegrass band from Albemarle County in central Virginia. Though formed in 2004, three of the group’s members (Charles Frazier, guitar and lead singer; Donnie Shifflett, bass; Jeff Vogelgesang, mandolin) performed together for 13 years with banjo player Alvin Breeden as The Virginia Cutups. The Cutups performed hundreds of concerts including NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and many festivals across the country
The Virginia Ramblers on the web by clicking here.
Bill Emerson is one of the most influential musicians in bluegrass. He began playing guitar in 1955 and banjo the following year, which was when he heard a performance by Uncle Bob & the Blue Ridge Partners on a Rockville, Maryland, radio station.
Bill’s latest project and first as a band leader was released by Rebel Records on October 9, 2007. The CD “Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band” includes Wayne Taylor, Con Burch, Joe Wheatley, Pat White, and ten all star guests.
Event sponsored by The Earlysville Ruritan Club.