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Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray

Autor článku: BA ČR | Datum: 22.4.2012

Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray

On certain special engagements, "TwoGrass" duo Eddie & Martha Adcock will be joined by Tom Gray. Exciting, original and warmly intimate... rooted in their traditional heritage while often cruising the stratosphere... for both their singing and playing, they are surely one of the most dynamic bluegrass-and-beyond string trios you'll ever have the pleasure to hear !

For a few years now, these folks have played concerts together whenever the opportunity presented, even touring Japan in a series of seven sold-out shows. This year, with a new CD release, "Many A Mile", they are eagerly hitting the trail to bring their magic to fans and friends waiting all across the globe.

The Adcocks are perhaps the most popular and enduring duo in bluegrass music today, joining forces three and a half decades ago to play their special vibrant brand of it; and Tom Gray has long been one of the best-known and most respected bassists in bluegrass.

While Martha (a South Carolinian) is known for her evocative vocals and powerhouse rhythm guitar, Eddie (from Virginia) is lauded as one of the few truly original stylists on banjo and guitar in bluegrass music (recently famed as The Bionic Banjo Man due to three brain surgeries to alleviate hand tremor). Tom Gray (of Maryland) is a compelling, critically acclaimed bassist whose agile, creative playing is memorably distinctive. Vocally and instrumentally, they have few peers!

Eddie and Tom are also noted as the surviving half of one of the most innovative and influential bluegrass groups of all time, the legendary 'Classic' Country Gentlemen of the Washington DC area.

Those iconic Country Gentlemen, which also included Charlie Waller and John Duffey, were inducted together as a band into the International Bluegrass Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1996, the first group to be so awarded. The Gents also were installed in the Washington Area Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1996. Eddie & Tom received the DC Bluegrass Union's Washington Monument Award in 2012, and they have numerous individual awards to their credit.

Eddie and Martha later partnered in the groundbreaking '70s newgrass band II Generation, while Tom helped found the ever-popular Seldom Scene group, all history-makers through decades.

Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray always deliver the goods, whether to a kid, a hipster or a senior. Sentimental favorites and true legends in bluegrass, yet ever-fresh and vital, this band of multi-award-winners and Grammy nominees always entertains and musically delights !

Shows Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray have played include:
Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Fukuoka, Japan; IBMA Fan Fest, Nashville TN;
The State Theatre, Falls Church VA; Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival, Wind Gap PA; Palatka FL Bluegrass Festival;
Country Gentlemen 50th Anniversary Celebration, Berryville VA; Music In The Mountains Festival, Summersville WV;
Southern OH Indoor Music Fest, Wilmington OH; Mountain Top Fest, Tarentum PA; R.O.M.P. River Of Music Party, Owensboro KY;
Cultural Arts Center Black Box Theatre, Frederick MD; Horseshoe Bend Bluegrass Festival, Scottsville VA; WSVS/Public Library, Crewe VA;
Randy Wood Guitars, Savannah GA; Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor, W. Columbia SC; Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton CA;
DCBU Bluegrass Festival, College Park MD; Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison WI; Prism Coffeehouse, Charlottesville VA;
Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival, Conway MO; 50th Anniversary Festival, Luray Caverns VA; Evensong Farm Barn, Sharpsburg MD;
IBMM Legends Concert, Owensboro KY; Godfrey Daniels Coffeehouse, Bethlehem PA; Virginia Historical Society, Richmond VA;
Whispering Winds Park Festival, Nirvana MI; Waukewan Golf Club, Meredith NH; American Legion Post 238, Hughesville MD;
Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester VA; Wagon Shed Concerts, New Freedom PA; Kiwanis Bluegrass Festival, Kissimmee FL;
Song of the Mountains, Abingdon VA; Bryson's House Concerts, Mt. Rainier MD; Cellar Stage at St. John's, Baltimore MD;
Bluegrass In The Park, Benson AZ; Constable Jack's, Newcastle CA; Country Corner Coffeehouse, S. Hadley Falls MA;
The Bottling Works, Romney WV; Derzon's House Concert, Falls Church VA; Knights of Columbus Hall, Elkton MD;
Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Norwich CT; Bishopville SC Opera House; Victory Theatre, Scottsville VA;
Deering Banjos Showcase, IBMA World of Bluegrass, Nashville TN; Elks Lodge, Deale MD;
In Your Ear, Richmond VA; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Herndon VA;
Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival, Brooksville FL

For information: 615-443-7135 or 615-476-8786; 2adcocks@bellsouth.net; PO Box 219, Lebanon, TN 37088 USA

Eddie  & Martha  Adcock  with Tom Gray