BMC PRESENTS: BRYAN SUTTON'S NORTH CAROLINA GUITAR CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 4 - 7:30 PM | Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
On Saturday, June 4th, acoustic guitars will be abundance in Brevard as iconic guitarist and multi-award winning Bryan Sutton hosts the first annual North Carolina Guitar Celebration at Brevard Music Center’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. The concert is the culmination of Sutton’s Blue Ridge Guitar Camp that will feature Bryan Sutton and American dobro legend Jerry Douglas, bluegrass veteran Peter Rowan, along with the instructors, David Grier, Courtney Hartman (formerly of Della Mae), Grant Gordy and Michael Daves. Other guest musicians include Woody Platt and Nicky Sanders of the Steep Canyon Rangers, musician and artist Shannon Whitworth, guitar virtuoso Molly Tuttle and her band Golden Highway, Piedmont blues luminary and Carolina Chocolate Drops founding member Dom Flemons, GRAMMY-nominated Americana duo Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and more.
Bryan Sutton is the most accomplished and awarded acoustic guitarist of his generation, an innovator who bridges the bluegrass flatpicking traditions of the 20th century with the dynamic roots music scene of the 21st. His rise from buzzed-about young sideman to first-call Nashville session musician to membership in one of history's greatest bluegrass bands has been grounded in quiet professionalism and ever-expanding musicianship. The North Carolina Guitar Celebration could be described best as a variety show comprised of varying ensembles from all the musicians involved. "I expect it to be full of surprises, collaborations and don't miss moments. With all of the talent and creative energy that is assembled on one stage, it's going to be quite something to experience," says John Felty of Mountain Song Productions.
Auditorium seating is reserved. Lawn seating is general admission.