The James King Band
"Let's say thanks to the Firebox Restaurant...with "THE BLUEGRASS STORYTELLER!"
Saturday Night, November 22,2014 Time TBA
The Firebox Restaurant
"The friendliest room in bluegrass!"
539 Broad St Hartford, CT 06106
for info call 203-650-3492
The James King Band!
James King is considered one of the greatest bluegrass musicians working today. His first album,James King Sings Cold, Cold World, was released in 1998, soaring on the bluegrass charts and establishing King as an up and coming star on the bluegrass circuit. Rounder Records’ Ken Irwin took an interest in King and assembled a band of bluegrass all-stars to back him up on These Old Pictures(1994) and Lonesome and Then Some (1995). Shortly after, The James King Band was formed, followed by extensive touring and recognition as Emerging Artists of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in 1997. The James King Band’s debut Bed by the Window (1998) was nominated for IBMA’s 1999 Song of the Year Award. In addition to his own band, King is also a member of the bluegrass supergroup Longview, which has featured Dudley Connell, Don Rigsby, Joe Mullins, Glen Duncan, Marshall Wilborn, Ron Stewart, Lou Reid and banjo master J.D. Crowe.
Asked about his recording with Dr Ralph Stanley-"Oh Man. A fellow by the name of Ray Davis out of Glen Burnie, Maryland was a disc jockey, legendary, back in the 60s. He brought bluegrass to that part of the country. He owned a record label called Wango and was really good friends with The Stanley Brothers in the early 60s. He got Ralph to listen to me, and then the rest of it was kind of history, you know. I was a fan of The Stanley Brothers from the time I was 16, and I never thought I’d get to record with Ralph, but it happened. December 8, 1985 on a Sunday night."
....and as always as many Appalachian Pals as we can find...will also be
there to help out during the middle break!
No cover, tips encouraged...powerfully
"Let's all say thank you to the Firebox Restaurant, and their staff...the BEST restaurant in CT!"