Tower Turns Opry With Marty Stuart

This appeared on - 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 music’s Renaissance man now has two more Grammy nominations for his newest album, Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions), named one of 2010’s 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. “It’s the music I most cherish, the culture in which I was raised. It’s the bedrock upon which the empire of country music is built. It’s beyond trends and it’s 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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