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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

October 12, 2023

with special guest Jack Schneider

Reserved Seating: $33, $43, $53, $63

Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 60 years ago, and he continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. Clearly his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

In the past decade, he has been honored with inductions into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2018, a landmark year, Skaggs was also awarded membership into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame, the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and country music’s greatest honor, the Country Music Hall of Fame. Most recently, he was awarded the prestigious National Medal of Arts in 2020 for his contributions to the American music industry.

Jack Schneider is, as some would say, a Nashville triple threat – guitarist, songwriter, and singer – in addition to producer, guitar collector, and analog enthusiast. Since graduating from NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in 2019, Jack has added significantly to his laundry list of accomplishments: he’s toured with Vince Gill as both guitar tech and player, produced records for multiple up-and-coming Nashville artists (recorded to tape, of course), released his first single to critical acclaim, played the Grand Ole Opry, and delivered a series of “vanishing albums”: full-length records accessible for a week at a time each during the pandemic, after which they were removed from streaming services and unavailable for physical purchase.  Most recently, Jack recorded his debut non-vanishing record with the likes of David Rawlings, Vince Gill, Stewart Duncan, and Dennis Crouch.  With a reverence for folk music and an instrumental prowess that captivates audiences everywhere, Jack Schneider is a sharp answer to the ever-urgent question of modern-day artistic authenticity.

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