The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Friday, April 25, 2014
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Vocal Group of the Year, will bring their blend of bluegrass and gospel to the Franklin County High School auditorium on Saturday, May 3.
The show, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Rocky Mount Lions Club.
In addition to the Vocal Group of the Year awards, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver have nearly 40 albums to their credit and multiple Grammy, Dove, Inspirational Country Music (ICM), IBMA and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Award nominations.
Doyle Lawson is recognized by the IBMA as the reigning mandolin player of the year and was inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame on Sept. 27, 2012.
A native of Tennessee, Lawson was honored in Feb. 2012 by Gov. Bill Haslam and the State of Tennessee for his contributions to the state and America through his music (Senate Joint Resolution 467).
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are also the reigning Inspirational ICM Vocal Group of the Year.
Completing the band's membership are Josh Swift, Jason Barie, Joe Dean, Dustin Pyrtle and Eli Johnston.
The Rocky Mount Lions Club uses their share of the proceeds from the shows they sponsor to fund their sight conservation and many other community service projects.
For those in need, Lions provide financial assistance for eye exams and eye glasses, scholarships for Franklin County High School graduates, leader dogs for the blind and youth activities such as "Camp Too Sweet," Lions Quest and Lions Field.
The Lions Club also collects and recycles used eyeglasses and frames and used hearing aids.
Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Children under six will be admitted free of charge.
Advance tickets may be purchased at Cox's Fashions, Hall's Music and Haywood's Jewelers.
Tickets for the show are selling fast, so check availability by calling 483-0904 or 483-5360.
Doors open at 6 p.m., so early arrival is suggested.