Tower Turns Opry With Marty Stuart
|This appeared on DowntownBend.org - February 8, 2011|
Nashville comes to Bend when country music legend and showman Marty Stuart performs at the Tower Theatre on Thursday, February 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm with his extraordinarily versatile touring and recording band The Fabulous Superlatives.
Stuart has shown a zeal for every conceivable flavor of country music. He starting out singing gospel as a child, then did a bluegrass stint with Lester Flatt in the 1970s, six years with Johnny Cash in the 80s, followed by his platinum-selling hillbilly rock hits in the 90s. Country musics Renaissance man now has two more Grammy nominations for his newest album, Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions), named one of 2010s Top 10 Albums by National Public Radio (NPR).
Musicologist Peter North writes, Marty Stuart has without question evolved into one of the most important roots musicians and visionaries in America. He believes in bringing the importance of traditional music and its themes to longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Stuart says. Its the music I most cherish, the culture in which I was raised. Its the bedrock upon which the empire of country music is built. Its beyond trends and its timeless. With all that being said, I found traditional country music to be on the verge of extinction. I wanted to attempt to write a new chapter.
See that new chapter live in concert, up close and personal, at the historic Tower Theatre.
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