We are thrilled to announce that The Kickin Grass Band will be performing for the second year in a row at MerleFest, one of the largest music festivals in North America located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The band will perform on Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th, 2013. Lynda was also asked to judge the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. This is a wonderful festival and we are so excited to return! Thanks again to our fans and to the MerleFest staff!
The Kickin Grass Band is saddened by the passing of Earl Scruggs and thankful for his life and work. He was an inspiration to every member of our band and family. His pioneering musical art form lead to a progressive style of banjo playing that has encouraged countless others to play American Roots music. Because of this we need not worry about the future of this musical genre. Here’s to keeping bluegrass moving forward while celebrating the history and the traditioins of the music for we believe this is what Earl would want! We will miss you.
The Kickin Grass band will be playing a show tonight, Friday 3/30/12, at The Soapbox in Wilmington, NC with our great friends The Morning After. Tickets are only $7 and the show starts at 10pm with The Kickin Grass band taking the stage. Come on out! http://www.soapboxlaundrolounge.com
Only 27 Days left till Merlefest! The Kickin Grass Band will be playing all four days at the festival and we can not wait! We hope to see you all there, it will be an event not to miss! Visit http://www.merlefest.org for tickets and information.
Look out for an email from the band in the next few days announcing the launch of our iPhone App that will be free to fans!
Keep on picking and we will see ya soon!
The Kickin Grass Band
And, The Kickin Grass Band is on the list!!!!
Here’s the press release from Merlefest.
WILKESBORO, N.C. (November 1, 2011) — MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 26 – 29, 2012, is proud to announce the initial lineup for the music festival’s 25th year. The four-day event, which USA Today described as a “happy, family friendly festival that’s loved by musicians who come to play and those who come to add their energy by listening, as well,” will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, gathering to celebrate the memory of musician Eddy Merle Watson, beloved son of American music icon Doc Watson.
The initial lineup reflects the diversity and quality of performers that have become the hallmark of the four-day festival. MerleFest is known for its unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, blues, country, Celtic, Cajun, cowboy, zydeco, rock and many other styles that Doc Watson has referred to as “traditional plus.”
“This year’s initial lineup will bring back a little nostalgia for the core MerleFest audience, those fans who return year after year to hear the traditional sounds of roots music. We have some of the leading names in the music industry, of today and yesteryear, lined up to perform at the historic 25th festival,” says Ted Hagaman, director of the festival. “The MerleFest 25 lineup is made up of many of the artists who have helped make this festival the premier, internationally-recognized event that it has become. And, we are thrilled to welcome back that core fan base that has been with us for the ride all along… and welcome a whole new generation of fans to experience the music, moments and memories that make MerleFest so special.”
Click http://merlefest.org/content.aspx?id=7573 for the complete Line-up.