J.D. Crowe and the New South at the Lancaster Theatre
The word “legend” gets used too often these days, but when it comes to James Dee “J.D.” Crowe, no other will do. He is a Grammy Award winning artist and a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Crowe is widely acknowledged as being one of the most important musicians to have influenced the growth of contemporary bluegrass music. His pioneering work with Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, begun while he was still a teenager in the mid–1950s, contributed to scores of bluegrass classics and set a standard to which legions of banjo players and harmony singers still aspire. The Rounder Records debut he recorded in 1975 with his trailblazing band, The New South, is widely recognized as one of the genre's most important recordings and continues to inspire new generations more than a quarter of a century after its release.
In 1994, J. D. Crowe and The New South released the album “Flashback” on Rounder Records. The band featured Crowe on banjo/vocals, Richard Bennett on guitar/ vocals, Don Rigsby on mandolin/vocals, Phil Leadbetter on dobro, and Curt Chapman on bass. The album was nominated for a Grammy in 1995 at The 37th Grammy Awards for “Best Bluegrass Album.” The band has reunited with all the original members and is touring once again as J.D. Crowe and The New South “Flashback” Reunion Band. We welcome the band to the Lancaster Grand Theatre on their reunion tour.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 859.583.1716 or stop by the theatre:
11a.m. - 4p.m., 117 Lexington Street, Lancaster.