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Celebrating the 24th Annual
RBA Concert Season

Another great selection of performers in a comfortable setting at reasonable prices `

Individual show tickets in advance: $22/adults, $20/seniors, $12.50/students
Individual show tickets at the door: $25/adults, $25/seniors, $15/students
As always: Free for under-13 and music students.

Jamming starts at 5:00, Doors Open at 7:00, Showtime is 7:30


02/20/16
Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass

03/19/16
Mike Compton & Joe Newberry

04/16/16
Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

05/07/16
The Tuttles with A.J. Lee


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass

Location: Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View

"Danny Paisley has an edge to his voice so hard that it cuts through nano-scale diamonds, mix(ing) raw power with heavy bluesy overtones. He’s a throwback to the early days of bluegrass and he surrounds himself with musicians who match the drive of his guitar playing." - Richard Thompson BLUEGRASS TODAY

What a treat to have this wonderful and distinctive band back on the RBA stage! They’ll be celebrating a new release (on Patuxent) and playing their trademark brand of Galax-style, in-your-face bluegrass: powerful, unadorned, and intense, with no hybrid or genre-bending music here. Everyone in the band is a great singer, and Danny’s lead vocals combine a powerful range and soulful blues with a sound like no one else in bluegrass today. You won’t want to miss Danny Paisley (guitar), his son Ryan Paisley (mandolin), Mark Delaney (banjo), Eric Troutman (bass), and, once again back in the band(!), TJ Lundy (fiddle).

http://dannypaisley.com

Video: "Margie" -> "I Overlooked An Orchid"


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mike Compton & Joe Newberry

Location: Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View

"There's no flimflam here, no tricks. They pull off what's almost impossible these days: honest, genuine music that will get your soul dancing." - Chris Stuart, BLUEGRASS TODAY

You might know Mike Compton and Joe Newberry from their collaboration in the Jumpsteady Boys, from Mike’s many years with the Nashville Bluegrass Band and John Hartford Band, or from Joe’s numerous appearances on Prairie Home Companion. But their duo is something else, mining that period during the 1930s and '40s when brother duet music was transforming into bluegrass, and also presenting new compositions that would have been appropriate in that era. Few are better equipped for the task: Joe's able to replicate the under-appreciated power of country rhythm guitar styles and exquisite open back banjo, Mike's mastery of the Monroe style of mandolin is legendary, and their simpatico duet singing makes a two person string band’s music that's both modern and ageless.

"Joe Newberry is one of my favorite songwriters and interpreters of the old songs. Mike Compton’s playing is part of my musical DNA. Mike Compton and Joe Newberry make music together. Lots of people play together, but few are able to make music. With only two voices and two instruments, they can break your heart with one song and make you want to shout with joy on the next. Newly-written songs sound ancient and their choice of covers seem somehow new. Their LIVE 2012 album is a must for lovers of real music." - Leigh Gibson, The Gibson Brothers.

Videos:

  • "Righteous Pathway"
  • "Rocky Island"
  • "Sittin’ On Top Of the World" (with Prairie Home Companion band)


  • Saturday, April 16, 2016

    Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

    Location: Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View

    "A musical evangelist, Stone loves using fresh approaches to get people hooked on wider musical traditions." - Roger Levesque, EDMONTON JOURNAL

    Jayme Stone has twice won a Juno (Canada’s Grammy), and his award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music. His Lomax Project focuses on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, and brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and re-imagine a wide variety of traditional music.

    "A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes." - Alexander Varty, GEORGIA STRAIGHT

    jaymestone.com/projects/lomaxproject

    Videos "Susan Anna Gal"


    Saturday, May 7, 2016

    The Tuttles with A.J. Lee

    Location: Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View

    You know ‘em. You love ‘em. So let’s just enjoy a few recent videos to get ready for a most-welcome return.

    www.thetuttleswithajlee.com

    Videos:

  • "Alabam"
    (recorded at 1-17-15 RBA show)
  • "Another Side"
  • "Columbus Stockade Blues"
    (recorded at 1-17-15 RBA show)
  • "White Freightliner Blues"