Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Marty Stuart

This appeared in the Blue Ridge Parkway Guide - September 2, 2009

The Blue Ridge Music Center will feature a very special concert of country, old-time and bluegrass music this Friday, September 4, 2009 with Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Dale Jett & The Carter Family Trio. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at Fisher's Peak, Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway (just ten miles from downtown Galax!).

About the Artists:

Marty Stuart is making the best music of his life. Stuart is picking his guitar and mandolin and singing with unprecedented authority and has won many accolades including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association (2005). In concert, the band will perform original songs, country music classics, bluegrass breakdowns and gospel numbers backed by his band The Fabulous Superlatives.

Stuart grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi and was a boy with a mandolin and a dream. Even on the family’s small, black-and-white set the stars’ costumes sparkled and dazzled, exerting a magnetic pull on a small-town kid with big ambitions. Stuart joined Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass at age 13 and had two ambitions. He wanted to play on the Grand Ole Opry and he wanted to buy a suit like Ernest Tubbs. He would soon do both.

Stuart went on to become a guitar player in the Johnny Cash Band, a songwriter, an arranger and a producer. He went on to play with and be influenced by the best of the best including: the Del McCoury band, Vassar Clements, Doc Watson, Travis Tritt, Steve Earle, Pop Staples, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and too many others to mention. Now with his own group, the Fabulous Superlatives, Stuart has found just the right musicians to compliment his musical vision and sound and they have been on the road ever since. The band’s appearance this Friday, September 4th will be a first at the Blue Ridge Music Center’s outdoor amphitheater in Galax.

Return To Articles Return To Home Page