Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blaylock brings energy to bluegrass show

Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010 4:12 AM CDT

Telegraph staff reports
The Country Bluegrass Show lineup continues to provide some of the best talent in the industry and the 10th anniversary edition is certainly proof of that fact.
Audie Blaylock and his band, Redline, will perform at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, and also 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, April 23. This will be their first time on the North Platte stage.
In a region where top bluegrass musicians rarely perform, for those planning to attend the 10th annual festival in North Platte might benefit from an introduction. So here is the biography from Audie's Web site.
Audie Blaylock and Redline self-produced an album on Rural Rhythm Records in 2009 and this group of musicians brings a high level of energy to their live shows. With Matthew Wallace on bass and vocals, Evan Ward on banjo and vocals, and Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, this group has no shortage of talent.
Multi-Grammy Award winner Carl Jackson wrote in the liner notes "...This new project by Audie Blaylock and Redline is not only 'bluegrass' ... its GREAT bluegrass... no argument... end of discussion!!! I was blown away by the professionalism of Audie's performance at IBMA Fanfest this past year and this album further confirms that he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of bluegrass music for years to come."
Four-time IBMA Guitar Player of the year candidate Blaylock has performed with some of bluegrass music's most distinguished acts over the years including the great Jimmy Martin and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage as well as doing session work that earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album and an IBMA nomination for Recorded Event of the Year for "A Tribute to Jimmy Martin: The King of Bluegrass."
This group project included Blaylock on guitar and vocals along with a stellar lineup of musicians including former Sunny Mountain Boys J.D. Crowe, Paul Williams, and Kenny Ingram. He has also performed with the legendary Red Allen, The Lynn Morris Band and songwriting great Harley Allen. Audie Blaylock and Redline had the honor of being nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year award in both 2005 and 2006. Read more...

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