|Marty Stuart Coming to Concert Hall|
|Indiana Reed | 3/19/12|
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|With a new album, Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down set to be released April 24, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will take the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Wrote the Manhattan Local Music Examiner last fall, “To call your group Fabulous Superlatives risks overkill, but in Marty Stuart's case it's an understatement. Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives were in fact super-superlative at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park Bandshell...”|
An all-round Renaissance man, Marty Stuart was 13 when he made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage as the precocious mandolin player in Lester Flatt’s bluegrass band. Following Flatt’s passing in 1979, Stuart branched out, playing a form of bluegrass fusion with fiddler Vassar Clements and working with guitar virtuoso Doc Watson. A six-year stint touring with Johnny Cash followed, and Stuart – who plays guitar, bass, mandolin and fiddle – became a sought-after session and concert musician.
He broke into the Top 10 for the first time in 1990 with the album Hillbilly Rock, which went gold, as did the follow-up, Tempted, which featured four hits, including the title song. His duets with friend Travis Tritt, “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’” and “This One’s Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time),” brought the duo a Grammy and a CMA Award. Stuart became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1992, 20 years after his first appearance as a teenager.
As musicologist Peter North notes, “Marty Stuart seems wrapped in his destiny at this point in time. Not only as country music’s most notable ambassador/caretaker, but as its main archetypical crusader. He has without question evolved into one of the most important roots musicians and visionaries in America.”
Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down, Stuart’s second album for Sugar Hill Records, promises to be traditional country with bluegrass sensibility. The ten song collection, written almost entirely by Stuart, features His Fabulous Superlatives, Nashville staples Buck Trent, Kenny Lovelace and Robbie Turner.
Tickets for Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, ($29/$39) are available on-line at www.durangoconcerts.com or by calling 970.247.7657, or at the Ticket Office in Downtown Durango at 7th St. and Main Ave. All sales final.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m., with doors to the Concert Hall and concessions, serving beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, opening at 6:30 p.m.
The Community Concert Hall is a not-for-profit, multi-use performance venue located on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Its ability to bring a diverse spectrum of shows to Southwest Colorado is made possible through a partnership with the college, a state-supported, independent institution of higher education, and through financial and in-kind contributions from generous members of the community.
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