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Bluegrass band to play at Skye
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts will present The Spinney Brothers. Performances will be held at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday.
Curtain is at 7 p.m. at Skye and 7:30 p.m. in Unity. There is a pre-show jam session 1hour prior to curtain at Skye and Unity. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with the artists for a few minutes.
From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Spinney Brothers are comprised of Allan Spinney, Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Darryl Hebb. Brothers Allan and Rick debuted their band in 1992, showcasing a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for it's energetic and distinctive sound.
The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music. The first generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet their music is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, which draws from various sources, the Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present.
The Spinney Brothers believe in freshness and excitement of traditional bluegrass music. Brother duet singing, backed by supportive and complimentary instrumentation, is the foundation of their tasteful and recognizable sound. Give a listen, and you are sure to be entertained.
The Spinneys are past IBMA Showcase Artists and started the 2011 season on the strength of their current CD "When The Golden Leaves Begin to Fall". The Spinneys recently took home five awards at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards Show and were nominated for a prestigious East Coast Music Award for Bluegrass Recording of the Year.
The 2011 tour season will see the Spinneys traveling coast to coast in Canada, while south of the border they will span from Maine to California. The Spinney Brothers are very encouraged with the support they have received from promoters interested in including an "international" element to their event. They are very excited to be hitting the road and for the chance to perform for as many new audiences as they can.
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and U.S. Rt. 2 in South Carthage. UCCPA is at 42 Depot St. in Unity. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations at the theater you wish to attend call: Skye Theatre at 562-4445 or Unity Center for the Performing Arts at 948-7469.