Bluegrass Icons Blue Highway to Perform in Germantown
Iconic bluegrass outfit Blue Highway will be bring their Grammy nominated bluegrass sound to Germantown on Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 pm. Blue Highway brings three lead singers, rich harmony, and songs of forgotten homeless veterans, fallen heroes, and heartbroken families to the BlackRock Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25-45 and are on sale now.
Blue Highway personifies modern acoustic music with respect for tradition, having earned a collective earned a collective 25 International Bluegrass Music Awards Awards, six Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPFGMA) Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band, including one for their most recent album Original Traditional, in addition to two prestigious Grammy Awards among its current members.
As momentum continues to build for the 24 year strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway is rolling on with a rich legacy, carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the explosive dobro of Gary Hultman.
Tim Stafford recently received honors as 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year, as well as the 2014 and 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year. Shawn Lane was also nominated in the same category in 2016 and new young dobro phenom Gaven Largent was nominated in 2016 as SPBGMA Dobro Player of the Year, as he took over for Rob Ickes who departed in 2015.
BlackRock Center for the Arts is a cultural cornerstone and the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County Maryland. Since 2002, the nonprofit arts center has been providing the community with diverse performing arts programs, free gallery exhibitions and arts education experiences in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. The dynamic facility houses two art galleries, two theaters presenting more than 40 performances per year, and numerous classrooms and studios where year-round classes in the arts are offered for all ages.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Photos courtesy Blue Highway.