Winter Music Festival - Day Two

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Saturday, 2010, January 30 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
2 E South St
Raleigh, NC 27601
The Claire Lynch Band - 2 p.m.
Many thanks to The Claire Lynch Band for filling in as the new fourth act on this lineup! Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Wingate recently joined the band, following stints with The Greencards and The Lovell Sisters. Wingate won Merlefest's Doc Watson Guitar Championship in 1997 at the age of 15 whlie performing with his family's band. He later honed his bluegrass chops performing across the U.S. and in Europe as Valerie Smith's lead guitar player. His latest endeavor pairs him with musicians whose accolades include International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year and two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album (Claire) and two IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards (Mark Schatz). And
And Toronto native Jason Thomas brings monster chops on fiddle and mandolin, supported by remarkable musical versatility and imagination that have made him instantly at home in one of the greatest bluegrass bands currently on the sceneToronto native Jason Thomas bringsmonster chops on fiddle and mandolin, supported by remarkable musical versatility and imagination that have made him instantly at home in one of the greatest bluegrass bands currently on the scene.
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper - 3 p.m.
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper perform blistering instrumentals along with tight vocal trios and duos and fiddle-and-banjo duets that echo the first-generation stars of bluegrass. Cleveland is a seven-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year award, winning his most recent honor at the 2009 IBMA Awards. Other honors he and his band received at the 2009 IBMA program were: Instrumental Group of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year ("Jerusalem Ridge," from Rounder Records - Cleveland also has a producer credit for this song from the album Leavin' Town). In addition, Flamekeeper members Jesse Brock and Marshall Winborn each took home their first individual IBMA honors for Mandolin Player of the Year and Bass Player of the Year, respectively.
Dale Ann Bradley - 4:15 p.m.
Dale Ann Bradley, three-time winner of IBMA's Vocalist of the Year Award, infuses traditional bluegrass music with contemporary flare. Known for her distinctive, gentle vocal phrasing, with a voice that has been referred to as "shimmering," Bradley fills the stage with humor, grace, and integrity.She has been hailed by Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs as one of the greatest vocalists in country and bluegrass music.
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder - 5:30 p.m.
Ricky Skaggs is a 13-time Grammy Award winner whose name has become synonymous with both bluegrass and country music. With nearly 40 years in the music-making business, his songs transcend time and transport his audiences through the best of what bluegrass has to offer.

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