Once again, the Thomson Chamber of Commerce will kick off its Chamber Concert Series with a big name in music. The Infamous Stringdusters will perform in the Depot at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22.
"I know I say this about everybody that we bring in here, but I don't believe we ever are going to get anybody that is as instrumentally talented as these guys are," said Don Powers, acting Forward McDuffie Director. "It'll be traditional bluegrass music and some that's non-traditional. It's a great way to kick off the 2007 season."
The band consists of six musicians: Andy Hall (dobro), Chris Eldridge (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (first student admitted to Berklee School of Music as a banjo player), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Jesse Cobb (mandolin) and Travis Book (upright bass), who have toured and/or recorded with names like Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Tony Rice.
"They're young, bright, articulate, immensely talented, and they can sing in the old style or in their own style," Tim Stafford, who produced Fork in the Road, the group's debut for Sugar Hill, said on the group's website.
Tickets may be purchased from the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce in the Depot on Main Street, and are $12 in advance, or $15 the day of the event. Call the Chamber at 706-597-1000 for more information.
"If anyone attended the Chatham County Line concert last year, then they know how good bluegrass sounds in the Depot. So we hope we'll have a full house," Mr. Powers said.