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Tony Rice and Peter Rowan, “The Gathering” preview at Piedmont Conservancy Land Jam

October 15, 2011


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Saturday night was historic on a few fronts:

  • One of the highest-attended PLC Land Jam benefits
  • A seat buster for Carolina Theatre, too, on total number of tickets sold (around 750)
  • Historic gathering of bluegrass players, including fiddler Bobby Hicks, who started playing with Bill Monroe at age 15
  • East-West gathering of some of the best bluegrass players from the North Carolina and California constituencies

On a personal historic note, Scott Manring and I had a chance to open the show and preview some new songs from “The Gathering” recording. We were honored to share the stage with this group of players, singing for the Lands We Love.

Thank you to Brian Anderson for the pictures. For more information about the Piedmont Land Conservancy and upcoming events, visit the Web site.

Also, please visit “The Gathering” Kickstarter page, to learn more about the new songs we played last night, written for a special collaboration with the North Carolina Symphony.

Meantime, may you walk in the cool of the day.


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