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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 8pm

Mountain Dew Country & Bluegrass Series

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Grammy Award-winning Bluegrass group led by Jerry Douglas, presenting the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys to a contemporary audience.

With their second album Rattle & Roar (Rounder Records), the Earls have conjured up a fresh batch of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs songs, delivered with the Earls’ now-signature blend of homage, virtuosity, and perspective. The inimitable Jerry Douglas remains the band’s producer and hypnotic Dobroist; blue-ribbon songwriter, singer, and producer Shawn Camp still soars on lead vocals and guitar; revered multi-instrumentalist and sideman Jeff White now deftly handles high harmony and mandolin; ace Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman tackles banjo and guitars; topflight musician Johnny Warren cuts in radiantly on fiddle; and the esteemed Barry Bales, a longtime bandmate of Douglas in Alison Krauss and Union Station, holds magnificently steady on vocals and bass. “It’s like the band was predestined to come together,” says Camp. “We all love it. From the very first note of our show, I look around and everybody’s got a smile on their face. There’s just something about the music that makes you feel good.”

Tickets: $44

AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:30 – 7pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795!

Visit Ancient Mariner (451 Main Street ~ Ridgefield) for dinner the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of an entree with your ticket!