Owensboro, KY -- The Spinney Brothers will kick off their first US tour this year with a benefit concert for the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY this Thursday, January 17th. When the band realized they had a couple of extra days available for travel, they immediately called the IBMM and offered their services for this very worthy cause. "We are huge supporters of the IBMM and its goal of preserving the history of bluegrass music," stated Rick Spinney. "We couldn't think of a better way for us to promote that cause than to offer to perform a concert to benefit the museum."
The Spinney Brothers have spent that last couple of weeks in the studio working on their new CD to be released later this year. The project, produced by Ronnie Stewart, will be their second release on Mountain Fever Records and hopes are high that this CD will be just as successful as their former, Memories, which continues to make regular appearances on bluegrass single and album charts.
From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Spinney Brothers are comprised of Allan Spinney , Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Darryl Hebb. Brothers Allan and Rick debuted their band in 1992, showcasing a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for it's energetic and distinctive sound.
The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavoured bluegrass music. The first generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet their music is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, which draws from various sources, the Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present.
The Spinney Brothers believe in freshness and excitement of traditional bluegrass music. Brother duet singing, backed by supportive and complimentary instrumentation, is the foundation of their tasteful and recognizable sound. Give a listen, and you are sure to be entertained
The new year brought The Spinney Brothers plenty of reason to celebrate but no more than their Grammie Jordan who celebrated her 100th birthday on January 5th. Allan and Rick spent the day with their Grammie, who just happens to be their biggest fan, celebrating a life that no doubt has had a very positive influence on the brother duo.
The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. with wine and hors d'oeuvres served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by calling (270) 926-7891. Tickets may also be purchased in the museum's gift shop, at the door on the night of the performance or by visiting the Bluegrass Museum online gift shop at www.bluegrassmuseum.org/store. Visit the Facebook Event Invitation here.