Jun 24 , 2012
Summer's Can't-Miss Bluegrass Show
As one of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music. His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class. Gill, along with his top-notch band will be performing at the DPAC on June 24th, 2012. This bluegrass program will include songs from such bluegrass pioneers as Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, as well as from the Bluegrass Alliance and Sundance (groups Gill played in early in his career) and selections from Gill’s own platinum-selling box set, These Days.
A 20-time Grammy-winner and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Gill will be backed by a band made up of some of the most acclaimed pickers in contemporary music, specifically fiddler Stuart Duncan, guitarist Jeff White, banjoist Jim Mills and bassist Dennis Crouch. Gill will round out the band on guitar, mandolin and vocals.
"After the passing of Earl Scruggs [on March 28],” Gill says, “it means the world to me to do these dates with this world-class band playing the music that Earl defined. I absolutely adore this music."
Duncan, a four-time Grammy winner and member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band,has recorded with Alison Krauss, Yo Yo Ma, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, among many others; Jeff White, a regular member of Gill’s band, has also made records with Del McCoury, Lyle Lovett, The Chieftains and Keith Whitley. Mills, who earned five Grammys as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder, appears too on albums by Doyle Lawson, Bruce Hornsby and Garrison Keillor. Crouch, like Gill, is a member of the Nashville cult band, The Time Jumpers, and has recorded with such luminaries as Ralph Stanley, John Fogerty, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash and Elton John.
Gill achieved his breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name” winning both the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award and a Grammy® for Best Country Male Vocal Performance. Gill has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times. His Grammy® awards now total 20. He has sold more than 26 million albums.
Gill co-hosted the nationally telecast CMA Awards for the first time in 1992, the first of 12 consecutive years. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Vince Gill and Band - 7:00pm-9:00pm
- Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 7:00 PM