The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company highlights national and regional bluegrass acts for the month of November- most shows ‘no cover/free to the public’-
Capitol region live-music-hotspot and gathering place The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company announce today that they’ll be dedicating the music calendar for the entire month of November (historically the busiest month of the year at The Abbey Bar) to national and regional touring bluegrass, newgrass and folk music acts.
Over the past several years, The Abbey Bar at ABC has played host to thousands of touring bands from virtually every genre in the spectrum and has become known for its top-notch and eclectic music calendar. Specifically, bluegrass has proven to be something of a surprise local favorite among patrons of the venue.
“It’s a perfect fit, really- we’re so close to the Mason-Dixon line and basically sit in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountain range and are at the northern tip of the Appalachia region that it makes perfect sense for us to pay homage to this musical genre which has been cultivated here in our region for over sixty years.”, said Mike Van Jura- talent buyer and promoter at Appalachian Brewing Company.
Historic bluegrass roots are generally traced to the West Virginia/Kentucky region and first gained popularity in post-World War II America and developed it’s unique sound based around each instrument (most often banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, upright bass and fiddle) taking a turn playing the melody and improvising around it, while the others revert to backing.
In bluegrass, as in jazz,; this is in contrast to old-time music, in which all instruments play the melody together or one instrument carries the lead throughout while the others provide accompaniment. [Wikipedia]
The Bluegrass calendar at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company is as follows- (All performances are ‘no cover’ and begin at 10PM unless noted otherwise)
Sunday November 9- An evening with Hot Buttered Rum (Tix onsale at Roundtabletickets.com $10 advance/$15 door)