Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Lancaster Theatre
Rhonda Vincent was proclaimed as “the new Queen of Bluegrass” by no less than The Wall Street Journal. She is a five-time Grammy nominee whose voice has been described as one of the most emotionally expressive in bluegrass. She is known for the level of unbridled energy and joy that she brings to every performance, adding savvy contemporary touches to her music while drawing deeply from classical bluegrass traditions.
Vincent’s musical career began when she was a child of five playing drums in her family’s band, The Sally Mountain Show. Vincent picked up the mandolin at age eight, and the fiddle at age ten, performing with the family band at weekend festivals. The entire family was musically talented, and her brother, Darrin, is currently a member of Dailey & Vincent, a Grammy-nominated bluegrass group that performed at the Lancaster Grand Theatre last season.
In 1985 in her mid-twenties, Vincent competed on and won cable television TNN’s series competition “You Can Be A Star.” This lead to a recording contract with Rebel Record and a solo career and creation of The Rage as her band in 2000.
Among the group’s many honors is its distinction as the most awarded band in bluegrass with over 100 awards, including Song of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and seven consecutive Vocalist of the Year awards, all from the International Bluegrass Music Association. It’s no wonder the Buffalo News says Vincent “is to bluegrass now what Aretha Franklin once was to soul music.”
“Rhonda Vincent. What a talent. What a beauty. What a special human being." Dolly Parton
For more information or to purchase tickets call 859.583.1716 or stop by the theatre:
11a.m. - 4p.m., 117 Lexington Street, Lancaster.