Larry Keel Experience
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Larry Keel's powerful, innovative and one of a kind flatpicking style will be on display this night as the Larry Keel Experience returns to Acoustic Stage. Hailing from southwest Virginia, Keel has absorbed lessons from his bluegrass upbringing, both sides full of the rich mountain music tradition and culture of his native region. For Larry, his mission is clear: to let technical skill, honest emotion and fearlessness connect the playing and singing to audiences and enjoy the experience of creating and sharing in music. No one plays the guitar with the finesse and bursts of speed like Larry. He is backed by his wife Jenny on bass and tenor vocals, and Will Lee on soulful 5 string banjo and vocals.
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and Acoustic Stage Presents A Benefit Jam For Mark "Bump" Bumgarner
Saturday, January 31, 2015
We have combined Rev. Wirtz's concert and the Benefit Jam for Mark Bumgarner into one great night!
Rev. Billy will entertain us with his set, and will then host the Benefit Jam all for one ticket price.
The Rev. Wirtz wraps his humorous stories and songs into carefully orchestrated sets that feature his stellar piano playing. If you attended Rev. Wirtz's last Acoustic Stage performance, you may still be laughing at his stories and songs. By no means a straight-ahead blues player, much of his material is based in blues and classic R&B. His sharp social commentaries, sprinkled with humorous observations about life always make for a unique and entertaining, not to-be-missed show!
Following Rev. Wirtz's set, there will be a Benefit Jam for local musician Mark "Bump" Bumgarner. Mark has been the bass player for Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers, but has been unable to tour this year due to sudden Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). It has left him with medical needs and no income to pay for his needs. Many days, Mark is bedridden from the pain.
Set to appear at the Jam hosted by Rev. Billy will be Shelia Carlisle and many other favorites!
Join Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and friends on January 31st, so we can help Mark get back to performing and making great music!
Tickets will be available online on Friday, November 21st and may be purchased at Larry's Music and Sound in downtown Hickory beginning Monday, November 24th.
$15 Donation for Acoustic Stage Members and Guests
Coming soon: From Calcutta, India Sandip Burman on Sitar and Tabla