Join us for a special Bluegrass Jam at Red Light Café with Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run Bluegrass Band as they celebrate the release of Rebecca's new album When We Fall, as well as the digital reissue of the classic Hit & Run Bluegrass Band albums Beauty Fades and Without Maps or Charts.
As always, pickin' begins at 6pm then Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run Bluegrass Band take the stage at 8pm!
Rebecca Frazier achieved notoriety in the bluegrass world as the first woman ever to appear on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. But it is her vocal prowess and song writing chops that make her one of the most exciting new artists to emerge on the national bluegrass stage. When We Fall is her long awaited solo debut and it is already garnering praise from bluegrass fans and critics in the know. Accompanying Frazier on the album of original songs and tunes are some of the finest players in bluegrass including Barry Bales – bass (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Scott Vestal – banjo (Sam Bush), Ron Block – banjo (Alison Krauss and Union Station), John Frazier – mandolin (John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale) and more. The album places Frazier right in the line behind the bluegrass women that preceded her—the driving track “Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow” is reminiscent of the early recordings of Alison Krauss while instrumentals such as “Virginia Coastline” and “Clifftop” give a tip of the hat to guitar legends Tony Rice and the late jazz guitarist Emily Remler, about whom Frazier wrote her Honors Senior Thesis at the University of Michigan. Taken as a whole, Frazier is a triple threat and her multi faceted musicianship is sure to place her at the top of the crop of up and coming leading ladies in bluegrass.
Hit & Run Bluegrass Band, fronted by Rebecca and John Frazier, has performed on the stages of Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Smilefest, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival, Blue Ridge Harvest Fest, Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, and many other renowned venues across North America. Since 2002, Hit & Run has been sharing stages with the likes of Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe, Hot Rize, Rhonda Vincent, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, and many other recognized musicians in bluegrass music. Yet the band has also been invited to perform alongside popular acts like Creedence Clearwater Revisited, G. Love & Special Sauce, Galactic, and Medeski Martin & Wood. These sorts of achievements don’t come easily for any band, and they certainly didn’t come easily for Hit & Run; yet somehow, this young group of hard-working musicians have carved their own vision and shared these successes.
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