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Live at the Rives Theatre Series Opening Party with John Cowan Trio, Feb. 9

8 Feb

John CowanLive at the Rives Theatre Series pass holders and series sponsors are invited to join ART for a night of newgrass with pioneer and phenomenon, John Cowan.

One of acoustic music’s most loved and admired figures, Cowan’s trio combines his stellar bass and extraordinary vocals with the superb guitar of Jeff Autry and the otherworldly fiddle of Shadd Cobb.

With his distinctive, rock-tinged tenor vocal and heart-thumping electric bass, John, along with fellow New Grass Revival band mates Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, and Curtis Burch, and later Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn, introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental and ultimately, eponymous brand of bluegrass. The newgrass sound spawned popular jam bands such as Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band in addition to shaping the sensibilities of country megastars Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, the Zac Brown Band, and Darius Rucker.

The duo Stickley Hill, featuring members of Big Fat Gap, will open.

This event is included with Live at the Rives Theatre series passes. Those who do not wish to purchase a series pass can purchase single event tickets for $50 each. Complimentary refreshments provided.

$125 Series Pass • $50 Event Ticket

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