Denison Bluegrass Festival features acclaimed Lonesome River Band
Date of Event: February 7, 2009
Posted: January 23, 2009 / Last Updated: January 29, 2009
The Denison University Department of Music will present the fifth annual Denison Bluegrass Festival, featuring special guests the Lonesome River Band at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). In addition to the concert, the Lonesome River Band will conduct a bluegrass workshop at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Burke Hall rehearsal room (240 West Broadway). The festival and workshop are free and open to the public.
The Lonesome River Band’s latest album, “No Turning Back,” was released in the fall of 2008 and reached as high as No. 11 on the Bluegrass Chart in Billboard Magazine. It is currently listed No. 1 on the Top 10 Bluegrass CD chart in Bluegrass Music Profiles. According to Billboard, the group “has withstood numerous personnel changes to merge as one of the best respected bands in bluegrass. Although rooted in the traditional sounds of Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe, the Lonesome River Band continues to set standards of their own … [and] to fuse ultra-tight vocal harmonies with virtuosic musicianship and well-conceived arrangements.”
A perennial fan favorite, this year the festival’s feature concert has been moved from Burke Recital Hall to Swasey Chapel to accommodate a larger audience.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Lonesome River Band bluegrass workshop at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Burke Hall rehearsal room (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For further information, contact 740-587-6220.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Fifth Annual Denison Bluegrass Festival featuring Lonesome River Band at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). For further information, contact 740-587-6220.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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