Hear your favorite holiday standards with a bluegrass kick at A Prairie Bluegrass Christmas on December 14, 2017. This sounds like so much fun!
A delightful combination of traditional favorites and original songs, the program ranges from classical to bluegrass to country-rock. Tuneful music springs to life on mountain string band instruments played in bluegrass style by Richard Crowson, banjo; Karen Crowson, guitar; Phil Burress, bass; Dennis Hardin, guitar & mandolin; and Rob Loren, fiddle, mandolin & dulcimer. Each performer take turns singing solo and blending voices in the bluegrass style of vocal harmonizing. It’s a special opportunity to hear seasonal music performed in a distinctive way by veterans who love playing together. Thanks to KMUW 89. 1 FM, media sponsor for the event.
The concert is part of Music Sessions at Chapel Hill, which is a free concert series of live, acoustic performances by local musicians.
A Prairie Bluegrass Christmas will be performed inside the sanctuary at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on December 14 at 7 p.m. Admission is free with a goodwill offering; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Richard and Karen Crowson have been performing folk and bluegrass music in the Wichita area for many years. Their annual Christmas show at Chapel Hill with other veteran musicians lifts up the joy of the season with toe-tapping American bluegrass music. The ensemble has toured Kansas many times, recorded numerous CD projects and appeared on programs including The History Channel, The Nashville Network and The Fox Network as part of the Grammy-nominated “Music of the Wild West” project. Richard Crowson also plays regularly with Burress and Hardin in another configuration, the “unapologetic accordion tinged jamgrass band,” Pop & the Boys.
Date: December 14, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free with goodwill offering
Location: 1550 N. Chapel Hill Drive in Wichita
For more information, visit the Chapel Hill website here