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Walsh, Gordy & Barnes Bluegrass Benefit Concert
January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $20
Hear some of today’s top bluegrass musicians in the intimate setting at Lkld Live! Thanks to generous anonymous sponsors, ticket sales from the evening will create scholarships for both the Mike Block String Camp and the Florida Southern College Summer String Orchestra Camp through the Beth Mason Young Artists Endowment Fund.
Lakeland’s own Munn Park Saints will open.
About the band:
The trio is anchored by banjo player and singer/songwriter Danny Barnes. Barnes is best known as the front man of the Bad Livers, for his collaborations with Dave Matthews and Bill Frisell, and as the 2015 winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Growing up in Illinois and later Minnesota, Joe K. Walsh first established himself on the East Coast as the co-founder of progressive bluegrass band Joy Kills Sorrow, and as a long time member of The Gibson Brothers. He went on to become a faculty member at The Berklee College of Music, and launch a solo career with his albums Sweet Loam and Borderland. Grant Gordy, who is originally from Colorado and now lives in Brooklyn, went from being a fan of David Grisman, to playing in his band. Having spent six years in the David Grisman Quintet, Gordy released a self titled solo album in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Tiny Desk Concerts, and All Things Considered as well as The Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.