Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck perform “My Bluegrass Heart” live on December 11 – News
The 2022 Best Bluegrass Grammy award-winning album “My Bluegrass Heart” is a sonic homecoming for Fleck, who returns with his first bluegrass tour in 24 years.
Punch Brothers and Bela Fleck will perform “My Bluegrass Heart” in concert on Sunday, December 11, presented by the University of Alabama at Birminghamit is Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets are $55, $65 and $75. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit AlysStephens.org.
During his long and glorious creative run, Béla Fleck – the world’s foremost banjo virtuoso and a celebrated musical adventurer – has both dug deep into the complex global history of his instrument and unlocked the breadth of its possibilities, according to the statement of its artist. Fleck boldly went where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 16 Grammy Awards in nine categories, including Jazz, World, Instrumental, Pop, Country and Classical, and 30 nominations.
The 2022 Best Bluegrass Grammy award-winning album “My Bluegrass Heart” is a return to basics in sound. The album is the third chapter in a trilogy that began with 1988’s “Drive” album and continued in 1991 with “The Bluegrass Sessions.” The project features a who’s who of some of the greatest instrumentalists in bluegrass music history alongside some of the best of the new generation of musicians: mandolinists Sam Bush, Sierra Hull and Chris Thile; fiddlers Michael Cleveland and Stuart Duncan; famed multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses; bassists Edgar Meyer and Mark Schatz; and the incredible Bryan Sutton and Molly Tuttle on guitar.
Now Fleck returns with his first bluegrass tour in 24 years. Fleck has taken banjo playing to some very unlikely places, and legendary musicians will join him on stage.
The Punch Brothers have built their sound on a platform of impressive instrumentalism and dazzling arrangements. Formed in the late 2000s after Thile’s former band Nickel Creek disbanded, Punch Brothers includes Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. This group of virtuosos, with bluegrass energy, classical complexity and jazzy improvisation, have spent more than a decade changing the face of acoustic music, pushing the boundaries of instruments and influencing a generation of young musicians. .
For this performance, childcare will be available through ArtPlay Community Education’s Children’s party. Kids Night Out offers creative and fun activities for children aged 5 to 12. While the adults enjoy an evening, the children will participate in fun and rewarding hands-on art activities led by ArtPlay teacher artists. The return time is 30 minutes before the performance.
Kids Night Out is $35 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. Reservations are available now; Space is limited. For reservations or questions, contact Traci Roller at [email protected] All Kids Night Out opportunities are free with Friends and Family Membership; limit two children per membership.