The Logan County Commission will host its Ninth Annual Senior Citizen Bluegrass Night Sat., August 9 at the Coalfield Jamboree beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Headlining the show is highly anticipated Larry Stephenson Band from Nashville.
According to his biography, Larry Stephenson has been a headliner for over twenty years. Although he formed his band in 1989 while living in his home state of Virginia, Stephenson has been a touring bluegrass musician since he played with his Dad beginning in the middle seventies.
Stephenson’s father started him on the mandolin at age five, and he cut his first record at age 13. He credits the rich music scene of Virginia for much of his musical success, having seen and heard the first generation bluegrass performers at festivals, shows, and on the radio.
In 1992 Larry moved to Nashville, and since then, The Larry Stephenson Band has toured widely and recorded frequently, nurturing its own sound. The band has made many appearances on the Grand Ole Opry
The band is known for songs such as “Patches,” “Yes, I See God,” “Clinch Mountain Mystery,” “Many Hills Of Time”, “The Knoxville Girl”, “The Knoxville Boy,” The Pretty Blue Dress” and “The Violet and the Rose.”
Other members of the band include: KENNY INGRAM on Banjo & Vocals, DANNY STEWART on Upright Bass and Vocals and COLBY LANEY on Guitar and Vocals.
Also performing during the show will be local group The Bluegrass Revival. The Bluegrass Revival performed at the first annual Bluegrass Night and is the first group to be invited back to play a second time.
(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-784-7329 or on Twitter at @kblackb2)