Country Star Marty Stuart Plays Tower Theatre

This appeared in The Fresno Bee - October 16, 2014

Marty Stuart has been a touring musician since he was 13 and playing mandolin for Lester Flatt. By the time he reached his 20's he was on the road with Johnny Cash and had played with everyone from Bill Monroe to Jerry Lee Lewis.

When it came time to embark on a solo career, he had learned a thing or two. Stuart carved a spot for himself among the cowboy-hat acts that were popular at the time by combining traditional country music with honky-tonk and rockabilly.

Ealier this month, Stuart released a two-disc set, Saturday Night /Sunday Morning, with his band the Fabulous Superlatives. The album showcases two strands of the country tradition: honky-tonk rock and roll and gospel hymns. The band plays Friday night at Tower Theatre.

By Joshua Tehee

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