Beyond Bluegrass announces concert program for March
February 13, 2002
The Wheeler Opera House has announced the program for its second Beyond Bluegrass series. The series, of bluegrass and acoustic music, is set for March 21-24 at the Wheeler.Opening the series is the Del McCoury Band, a bluegrass band led by singer-guitarist Del McCoury and featuring his sons, mandolinist Ronnie McCoury and banjoist Robbie McCoury.On March 22, the series presents Mike Marshall & Darol Anger: The Duo. The duo includes multi-instrumentalist Marshall and fiddler Anger, who first came together in the late ’70s in the David Grisman Quintet. They have since teamed in such groups as the Montreux Band, Psychograss and, most recently, the Anger-Marshall Band. The duo, which appeared last summer at the JamGrass festival on Aspen Mountain, has a new release, “The Duo Live: At Home and On the Range.”The Tim O’Brien Band will perform in Beyond Bluegrass on March 23. The band, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien, includes Bryan Sutton, Dirk Powell and Casey Driessen. O’Brien, a one-time member of Colorado bluegrass quartet Hot Rize, appeared at last year’s inaugural Beyond Bluegrass series, in a duet with Darrell Scott.Closing the program will be Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Singer-mandolinist Skaggs became well-known as a top country musician in the ’80s and early ’90s, but moved to acoustic music in the late ’90s with a series of acclaimed albums.Opening acts for several of the concerts have yet to be announced.Tickets packages, for three or four nights, for Beyond Bluegrass will go on sale at the Wheeler box office Monday, Feb. 18. Packages are $95 for all four concerts or $75 for any three concerts. Single-concert tickets will go on sale March 4.