This will be our 10th year of Music on the Lawn in the historical Town of Madison, Virginia. We hope you will come out and enjoy a free evening of muisc and a time to relax and visit with family and friends. We are located on the beautiful lawn of the Madison County Library located on the North end of Main Street. Shows start at 6:30 and go until – usually ending around 8:00 or 8:30pm. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and enjoy a great time of music. Click here: MOL_2012 to download a printable flyer for the 2012 Music on the Lawn.
The Courtney Hollow Band starts off the 2012 Music on the Lawn series on June 14, 2012, at 6:30 pm. (Rain date is August 16, 2012.)
The Courtney Hollow Band met while attending local bluegrass jam sessions and festivals held regularly throughout Central Virginia and all share a love of bluegrass music traditions.
Now Celebrating 10 years together, the band consists of Bill Collins (upright bass, vocals), Troy Gooding (mandolin, vocals), Tom Hogge (banjo, vocals), and Dan Purdom (guitar, vocals). When the band first formed, they often practiced at Bill’s house in beautiful Courtney Hollow just outside Madison, VA. They achieved quick success and local support, playing fairs, clubs, benefit shows, and bluegrass festivals throughout the mid-Atlantic.
The band has a hard driving, traditional bluegrass sound with excellent instrumentation and fine vocal harmonies. Courtney Hollow is an exciting, traditional bluegrass band. They rehearse and perform in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and are preserving the wonderful bluegrass traditions born in these mountains.
The Courtney Hollow Band
Next up in the series will be The Whiskey Rebellion on July 12, 2012, at 6:30 pm. (Rain date is July 26, 2012.)
The Whiskey Rebellion is a Richmond, VA-based band that plays a style best described as “high-energy acoustic music”. Over the past eight years, the award winning band has released two albums, filmed a tour documentary, produced a music video that was featured on YouTube, and played hundreds of shows traveling as far west as the Pacific Ocean. Original songwriting, skillful picking, and three part harmony are what you can expect from this band.
Drawing on the diverse musical backgrounds of its members, The Whiskey Rebellion forms a modern style of Americana that displays the spontaneity of bluegrass, the collectiveness of jazz, and the urgency of rock and roll. The band covers a wide array of artists, from Johnny Cash to Jimi Hendrix, from The Grateful Dead to Guns n’ Roses, and from The Beatles to The Band, but the approach is always deeply rooted in Americana.
They have shared the stage with such acts as The Seldom Scene, The Sam Bush Band, Tony Rice, and Larry Keel and Natural Bridge.
The Whiskey Rebellion
The final artist is Dan Barrale, “Sinatra Under the Stars”. Dan will perform on September 6, 2012, at 6:30 pm. (Rain date is September 13, 2012.)
Dan Barrale was born in New York City in 1961, the youngest of three children. He moved to Charlottesville in 1989 where he began working in construction before becoming self employed as a contractor, while pursuing his musical interests as a drummer first and then a singer, all while raising a family.
He began his musical career at the age of six, singing in his church’s gospel group. His musical interests include gospel, R&B, Jazz, funk, soul, Fusion – you name it, he loves it!! Dan’s biggest musical influences include Stevie Wonder; Chicago; Blood, Sweat & Tears; and Sammy Davis, Jr. (just to name a few). As his talents and voice matured, he performed mostly as a vocalist, singing Jazz, Big Band, Blues and Gospel – but he is best known for his Sinatra stylings.
He has performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; The Breakers in Palm Beach; The Bellagio in Las Vegas; as well as at hundreds of weddings and corporate events.
Dan currently resides in Richmond with his girlfriend and four cats, and is pursuing his dream of a full-time musical career.
Click here: MOL_2012 to download a printable flyer for the 2012 Music on the Lawn.