Friday, March 19, 2010

Country superstar Dierks Bentley backed by the Travelin' McCourys brings bluegrass to the Calvin Theatre on May 9th

Country superstar Dierks Bentley has revealed plans for a spring tour to road test material from his forthcoming bluegrass album, Up on the Ridge. He'll make his way to Massachusetts for a show at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on May 9th. Tickets are now on sale.

Bentley will be backed by the Travelin' McCourys, a quartet featuring the Del McCoury Band's venerated mandolin player, Ronnie McCoury. The tour will give fans a taste of Up on the Ridge along with some of Bentley's biggest hits reworked with new arrangements. Texas based singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will open all shows.

Up on the Ridge
features Bentley working with some of the finest acoustic musicians in the world, including the Del McCoury Band and Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers. The album also features a number of vocal and instrumental contributions ranging from Alison Krauss and Miranda Lambert to Tim O’Brien and Sam Bush.

“The only way I know to explain what this new album is to all the fans is to just get out on the road and play it for them,” said Bentley. “I’ve been rehearsing and working on set lists already… every show is going to be different and really special. There aren’t any better acoustic musicians in the world than the Travelin’ McCourys, period... It’ll be a total blast.”

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