2019 Jake Landers Bluegrass Concert at the Ritz
With headliners: Volume Five
Bluegrass at the Ritz honors Jake Landers, premier bluegrass songwriter and musician who co-founded The Dixie Gentlemen. Landers was one of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys and has played the Grand Ole Opry. Landers penned several hit songs including Walk Softly On this Heart of Mine that sold 22 million copies and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Jake holds the distinction of Music Achiever at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. He was inducted with the first class into the Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
Featuring performances by outstanding musicians who are recognized for their quality and their contributions to the preservation of Alabama’s and the region’s bluegrass, gospel and old time country musical traditions.
Saturday, February 9, 2018
The Ritz Theatre
111 W. Third St, Sheffield
$25 per ticket
And don't miss the 6 p.m., free banjo demonstration by Scooter Muse before the concert.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Volume Five has certainly been blazing a red-hot trail on the bluegrass scene with their live stage performances and chart-topping albums. Their newest release, Milestones, celebrates the band's 10th anniversary. As with their previous album, Drifter also on Mountain Fever Records, the group certainly demonstrates their various styles of bluegrass that has earned them critical acclaim from media, radio and their peers.
In 2017, Volume Five was honored with two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards. They received the Emerging Artist of the Year Award and the prestigious the Song of the Year Award for “I Am A Drifter” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Rossi. The song appeared on Volume Five’s Billboard Top 10 album Drifter. The band includes the talents of Glen Harrell on fiddle & vocals; Patton Wages on Banjo & Vocals; Colby Laney on guitar & vocals; Jacob Burleson on mandolin & vocals; and Jeff Partin on bass.
This group has a new sound for Bluegrass and they always perform with a spirit and sense of style that pays the most gratifying compliment to acoustic and bluegrass lovers; a warm mixture of family influence, belief in God, and an unwillingness to deny their creative urges.