Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 State Road A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach.
Tickets for Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dece. 2.
Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and this 14-time Grammy Award-winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music.
With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted musician come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart.
Skaggs’ first all-live album with Kentucky Thunder, "Live at the Charleston Music Hall," led to an IBMA Award for Instrumental Group of the Year — an award Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder have wone eight times in the last decade. The decision to record a live album was an obvious one for Skaggs. From a string of high-profile tour dates with the Dixie Chicks in 2000, to his position as host of the unprecedented All-Star Bluegrass Celebration which aired nationwide on PBS in 2002, to his participation in the wildly successful 41-city "Down from the Mountain" tour – Skaggs has become one of bluegrass’ most dynamic and sought-after live performers.
He counts the current configuration of Kentucky Thunder among the best group of musicians he has ever worked with.
“This group of guys meets my approval every night,” Skaggs says. “Each and every one of the pickers in Kentucky Thunder totally amazes me in every show … and that, to me, outweighs any award we could ever win.”
The all-star lineup of Kentucky Thunder includes Andy Leftwich (fiddle), Cody Kilby (lead guitar), Paul Brewster (tenor vocals, rhythm guitar), Eddie Faris (baritone vocals, rhythm guitar), Scott Mulvahill (bass, bass vocals) and Russ Carson (banjo).
Skaggs has often said that he is “just trying to make a living” playing the music he loves. But it’s clear that his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation, and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world.
Tickets will be available for at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.