Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out spent several days last week taking in all that Raleigh, NC had to offer with the recent International Bluegrass Music Association's World Of Bluegrass Conference.
They kicked their week off in high gear with a performance at the Lincoln Theatre for the Moonstruck Management Artist Showcase and played before a standing-room-only audience of very enthusiastic fans!
The next day, Russell Moore and Wayne Benson joined John Lawless of Bluegrass Today for a video interview to be aired at a later date. Russell and Wayne discussed their latest CD, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, and the impact it's had on them and bluegrass music.
Thursday, the band kicked off an afternoon of music with WAMU's Bluegrass Country as they performed once again to a packed house and interviewed with WAMU broadcaster Bob Webster. Later in the evening, it was time for the band to get gussied up and walk the Red Carpet to meet with local and national media outlets who arrived to cover Bluegrass music's biggest night of the year, the IBMA Awards.
The band attended the IBMA Awards and also performed "Gentle On My Mind" during the show.(photo from IBMA Awards by Samuel Simpkins, The Tennessean)
Down Home Contest
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will perform an unprecedented 2 days in a row at the infamous Down Home in Johnson City on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd. To commemorate this special event, the band is going to give away prizes to one lucky winner both nights! Each night during their 2nd set, the band will announce a winner who will receive IIIrd Tyme Out merchandise valued up to $100 and 2 tickets to any 3 performances of the winners choice for 1 year.
If you're interested in entering the contest, simply attend either night's concert at the Down Home. It's that simple! Shows at The Down Home are either advance ticketed or charged at the door on the night of show. Tickets for either show can be purchased after 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday at the Down Home or you may order tickets by mail (300 W. Main St. Johnson City, TN 37604). Tickets will be held for you at the door or mailed back to you if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. PLEASE include a phone number when ordering by mail. Tickets can also be purchased during regular business hours in Johnson City at Campbell’s Morrell Music located at 118 W. Market St. Johnson City, TN.
Contest Rules: Concert attendees will be required to provide their name, email address and phone number the night of the concert to be entered in the contest. One name per night will be drawn for a total of 2 winners and you must be present to win. Each winner will have the opportunity to choose official Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out merchandise as part of the prize package (up to $100 retail). Winner will be awarded 2 complimentary tickets to three (3) IIIrd Tyme Out concerts of your choice. Winner must notify band within 30 days of chosen concerts and tickets must be redeemed prior to November 2, 2014. Tickets are non-transferable. Family members of Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and its staff are not eligible to win.