Nashville-based bluegrass band The Grascals play Ciener Botanical Garden August 2
(Kernersville, NC) Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, a 501(c)3 in Kernersville is pleased to announce The Grascals will play their John & Bobbie Wolfe Concert Series Thursday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.
This Nashville-based group features founders Terry Eldredge (lead vocals, guitar), Terry Smith (lead vocals, bass) and Danny Roberts (mandolin), plus longtime banjo ace Kristin Scott Benson, fiddler Adam Haynes and John Bryan (lead vocals/guitar). As Smith notes, the group continues to evolve organically.
“We’re even breathing together vocally,” Terry Smith explains. “The Osborne Brothers always said that when you get to that point, it was right – and they were on to something.” This cohesiveness allows the band to navigate the diverse material, which ranges from traditional to contemporary Bluegrass, and includes Inspirational tunes as well.
Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, while acknowledging the traditional values that birthed the genre. Their cutting-edge modern Bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. It’s a unique sound that has earned the group three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude other acts entrenched in niche genres. High-profile appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk. The bastions of Country and Bluegrass continue to welcome them, as evidenced by 150-plus performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Additional honors include President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian and two performances for President George W. Bush.
Concerts on the Lawn are presented in partnership with Sonic Pie Productions. This is their sixth concert together. The Grascals are a fantastic additional to high-quality evenings at the garden, which began with Mipso in the fall and 2015 and continued with Town Mountain, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and Balsam Range.
Proceeds benefit the further development of Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. Concert is rain or shine with large, limited tent coverage – bring a chair or blanket. Food trucks, local beer and wine on site for purchase. Please, no coolers, pets or smoking. Call Ciener Botanical Garden at 336-996-7888 to purchase tickets, $18 advance, $22 day of show, or visit www.cienerbotanicalgarden.org. For more information about Sonic Pie Productions, visit www.sonicpieproductions.com.
Durham, North Carolina-based Sonic Pie Productions, founded in 2013, creates community and commerce via curated concert bookings, sound production services and modular stage rental.