The Kickin’ Grass Band

The Kickin’ Grass Band

Jul 24, 2013 |  2 comments
Date: Jul 24, 2013 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $10 in advance, $15 day of show Type: Bluegrass/Americana

The Kickin Grass Band…so much more than taking names. 2012 Winners of the Carolina Music Award for Best Bluegrass/Americana, this young and inspired ensemble rides on the edge of tradition, creating a sound equally vintage and progressive. They hold a traditional 5-piece bluegrass lineup yet draw on a muse stirred as much by Bill Monroe as by neo-traditional American folk, newgrass, southern rock or alt-country, a deep and wide river of inspiration made evident and come to life in the band’s stellar original tunes and distinctive sound.

The lineup consists of mandolinist Jamie Dawson, banjo player Hank Smith, bassist Patrick Walsh, fiddler Pattie Hopkins, and guitarist, songwriter and signature lead vocalist Lynda Dawson—a musician whom Nashville Public Radio’s Bluegrass Breakdown host Dave Higgs praises as, “a truly gifted songwriter.” Distinctive lead and harmony vocals from the quintet’s females are complimented by Walsh’s powerful tenor and Jamie Dawson’s retro-tinted baritone, while the instrumental arrangements spotlight individual virtuosity, most notably Smith’s banjo and Hopkins’s fiddle playing.

Their latest album, Walk With Me, has been described by the Raleigh News and Observer as attesting to the band’s, “Maturity as songwriters, instrumentalists and storytellers…it is intimate, inspiring and grand.”

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  1. Bud Griffis says:

    How does one go about signing up for the songwriters event on July 23?

    • ACT says:

      message the songwriter’s FB page or fill out the contact form on the front page of the website

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