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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina and Skip Cherryholmes Quintet

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Carolina RoadMain Street Entertainment is happy to announce the Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and Skip Cherryholmes Quintet concert to be held at the Old Rock School, Valdese, NC on September 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

The bluegrass-rich area of North Carolina has produced one of the finest bands touring the national circuit – Carolina Road. Lorraine’s showmanship and chemistry with the audience makes this band one of the most popular bands among fans today. Lorraine has been fronting Carolina Road for over a decade now and has seven national recordings to her credit. She won International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA), Recorded Event of the Year in 2006 and 2009 as the pioneer of the Daughters of Bluegrass.

Performing nationwide from East to West coast, all across Canada and Europe, this band has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in bluegrass. The band has performed on a bluegrass cruise for eight years, hosted the Canadian Bluegrass awards, and has averaged sixty bluegrass festivals in the US and Canada annually. Recently, Lorraine was the featured artist on syndicated radio, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, and Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine. Carolina Road signed with Rural Rhythm Records, a national recording label, in 2010.

Lorraine has also been crowned “Lady of Tradition” for her relentless dedication to presenting and promoting that traditional bluegrass sound. Her latest effort, Back to My Roots, is resonating with bluegrass fans and critics alike, proof that her titles are well-deserved. "After 20 years of being a musician, 6 years as a side person in other bands and 12 years on the road full-time as band leader of Carolina Road, I am confident that I got it right this time! Carolina Road is Back to our Roots, right where we belong," Lorraine Jordan, Josh Goforth, Ben Green, John Bradley, and Tommy Long make up the Carolina Road Band. www.carolinaroad.com

Skip Cherryholmes Quintet Also appearing at Old Rock School along with Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road will be the Skip Cherryholmes Quintet. Skip Cherryholmes, formerly a member of the Cherryholmes Family Band, formed his own band in 2011. Skip Cherryholmes, Gena Britt (co-founder of Daughter’s of Bluegrass), Jamie Harper, Travis Anderson, & Chris Harris have teamed up to form The Skip Cherryholmes Quintet. Everyone get ready for some phenomenal, hard-driving bluegrass with some of the mu­sic’s most stellar & creative mu­sicians & showmen!

Lorraine and Gena Britt will be performing a tune together during the show from the Daughters new project. www.skipcherryholmesquintet.com

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