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Blue Highway Comes to Poughkeepsie



When: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 7:30pm
Where: Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
Price: $25/Members - $30/Non-Members

Online Ticket Sales are Now Closed - Tickets will definitely be available at the door.  Doors open at 6:45!!!

Want to help us out? Please consider becoming a Patron, Sponsor, or Supporter.  You can still do this at the door to get the front row seats.
 
You will be helping us keep the ticket costs down and helping yourself, as well.  Although you can no longer have your name on the posters & program notes, we will honor the 1 year ad if you choose to become a sponsor tonight.

Patron:  Four reserved front row seats, one year ad on our website, 1/2 page ad in Program Notes, name on all posters and promotional material, and our undying gratitude.

Sponsor: Four reserved front row seats and name on all posters and promotional material.

Supporter: Two reserved seats and name on all posters and promotional material.
 At the 17-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band's nine exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994, with the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today. With a deep bench of virtuosic songwriters, vocalists and instrumentalists, Blue Highway's hallmark is an unwavering commitment to the ensemble, the “democracy of the band” that makes Blue Highway a powerhouse.



Individually, Jason Burleson (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals) are masters of their respective roles. Together, in Stafford's words, they are “a democracy in the best sense of the word”: five gifted artists selflessly merging their talents into a seamlessly brilliant group sound. As a result, the band moves from strength to strength, more mature and impressive with each new album. Blue Highway has five gifted writers in its ranks. Rob and Jason turn out the heart-pounding instrumentals, while Shawn, Tim and Wayne give Blue Highway a depth of songwriting talent unprecedented in sixty years of bluegrass bands.

With ten highly-acclaimed albums to its credit, Blue Highway has garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Refusing to coast on past glories, Blue Highway continues to push its music to new levels of accomplishment. Artfully balanced between tradition and innovation, it remains in the forefront of contemporary bluegrass music.

AWARDS & GRAMMY NOMINATIONS:
IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards
•Song of the Year (2008-Through the Window of a Train)
•Gospel Recording of the Year (2004-Wondrous Love; 1997-God Moves in a Windstorm)
•Emerging Artist of the Year (1996)
•IBMA Album of the Year Award (1996-It's a Long, Long Road; 2006, Celebration of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer)
•Dobro Player of the Year (Rob Ickes) (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996)

Dove Award
•Best Bluegrass Album (2004-Wondrous Love)

Grammy Nominations
•Best Bluegrass Album (2005-Marbletown)
•Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album (2004-Wondrous Love)

SPBGMA Awards
•Gospel Group of the Year (Overall) (2005) •Instrumental Group of the Year (2003)
•Dobro Performer of the Year (Rob Ickes) (2003) •Bass Performer of the Year (Wayne Taylor) (2001)
•Guitar Performer of the Year (Tim Stafford) (2001)
 
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