The Stokes County Arts Council welcomes Alan Bibey and Grasstowne to The Arts Place of Stokes in Danbury on Sunday, October 7.
Bibey is a Stokes County, NC native who is recognized as one of the most creative and technically gifted mandolin players in bluegrass and acoustic music. A stylist who turned heads as an original member of The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, BlueRidge and now Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, his tasteful innovations and pristine execution earned him inclusion in The Young Mando Monsters project, Mel Bays Mandolin book The Greatest Mandolin Players Of The Twentieth Century as well as The Bluegrass All-Stars Sugar Hill Records project. Bibey will be joined on October 7 by some of the finest young musicians in bluegrass today, Grasstowne members Zak McLamb, Laura Orshaw, Mike Bentley, and Justin Jenkins.
The band’s new album, Alan Bibey and Grasstowne 4, has already yielded two huge chart hits, ”This Old Guitar and Me” and “Cold Dark Ground.” Bluegrass Today reviews the album by saying, “Anyone who appreciates contemporary bluegrass played with precision, soul, and authority will want this one in their library.” This fall, the band is also set to release their first all gospel project on Mountain Fever Records.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $10 advance for ages 18 and under, and $30 the day of the performance for all ages. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Stokes County Arts Council at 500 N. Main Street in Danbury, NC.
All admission proceeds will support the new Stokes Junior Pickers traditional music instruction program organized by the Stokes County Arts Council.
The concert will include two sets of music with intermission, followed by a meet and greet with the band. Doors open at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2019. Concert begins at 3 p.m.