The Dalton WoodSongs Coffee House Concert will kick off the 2014 series on January 25th with the Rigneys a family bluegrass band. Based near Nasvhille, TN, this established band plays over 70 shows annually entertaining fans in a variety of venues from Bluegrass Underground to Festivals, TV shows, a host of other acoustic music venues, and private parties. Opening for the Rigneys will be Chattanooga's own Lon Eldridge.
An award-winning band, the Rigneys play their own blend of originals and traditional arrangements with tight family harmonies and innovative instrumentation. The Rigneys are a high energy bluegrass band that offers an appealing blend of tight family vocal harmonies and innovative bluegrass instrumentation. The Rigney's have a great sense of balancing the traditional with fresh new sounds that exhilarates your soul with energy, laughter, and emotion. The Rigneys, a family band, are comprised of award-winning brothers, Andrew (guitar, vocals) and Grant (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and their parents Mark (banjo, vocals) and Melissa (bass).
Fronted by flatpicking champ Andy Rigney and his brother Grant, a champion fiddler and member of the 2013 IBMA Youth All Star band, he group has performed at numerous venues throughout the United States, France, and Spain. "The adjectives used to describe The Rigneys include 'phenomenal' and 'blown away.' They're all true! This family gets it done." Terri Holloway, Prescription Bluegrass Blog.
Opening for the Rigneys will be Chattanoogan Lon Eldridge. His warm and infectious style is sure keep you tuned in throughout his performance, coupling intricate fingerstyle guitar work with clever and thought-provoking lyrics. Lon has toured the USA and Europe, taking his unique blend of traditional blues, ragtime, and jazz to whole new audiences. This is a show you definitely don't want to miss!