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|Hank Williams Tribute|
| The legacy of renowned country music artist Hank Williams
is celebrated by an all-star group of singers and musicians.
29 Dec 2010 • Saturday
WV Culture Center
With this band, the legacy of renowned country music artist Hank Williams is celebrated by an all-star group of singers and musicians. Vocalists John Lilly and Rob McNurlin lead the band and audience through two hours of Williams’s most popular songs, as well as several of the legendary performer’s nearly forgotten gems. Highlights include “Your Cheating Heart,” “Jambalaya,” “Lovesick Blues,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” and “I Saw the Light.”
Formed in 2002 in honor of the 50 th anniversary of the death of Hank Williams, the band is marking its 10 th year. Hall of Fame steel guitarist Kayton Roberts, Grand Ole Opry veterans Buddy Griffin (fiddle) and Roger Carroll (bass), and lead guitarist Ritchie Collins recreate the vintage sound of Williams’s Drifting Cowboys band, while adding a fresh and creative spin to its classic songs.
John Lilly is an award-winning songwriter and performer from Charleston, West Virginia. Editor of West Virginia’s GOLDENSEAL magazine since 1997 and a former tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, John shares his historical knowledge as well as his singing and yodeling skills. johnlillymusic.com
Rob McNurlin is originally from Ashland, Kentucky, and now makes his home in Nashville. An accomplished songwriter and performer, he hosts the weekly television program The Rob McNurlin Ranch Party. Rob has recorded seven albums of original material that reflect his roots in traditional country music. www.robmcnurlin.com
Kayton Roberts of Nashville is a member of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. He played as a member of Hank Snow’s Rainbow Ranch Boys for 30 years and is regarded as one of the foremost proponents of the old-style lap steel guitar.
Buddy Griffin makes his home in Glenville, West Virginia, where he founded the first academic degree program in bluegrass music while a faculty member at Glenville State College. A multitalented performer, Buddy has toured and recorded with Maybelle Carter, Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, Johnny Russell, and many others.
Roger Carroll makes his home in Nashville. He played with Hank Snow as a member of the Rainbow Ranch Boys for 20 years. A Tennessee native, Roger has toured the United States and Canada with artists such as Hank Snow, Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, Billy Walker, and others.
Ritch Collins lives in Ashland, Kentucky, where he serves as technical director of the Paramount Theater. Ritch is also an audio engineer for NPR’s Mountain Stage radio show and co-producer of the Highway 23 Jamboree. A third-generation musician, Ritch plays guitar and sings with the Ritch Collins Three-O.
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WV Culture Center Theater
State Capitol Complex in Charleston, WV.
The venue is located intersection of Greenbrier Street [Exit 99 of I-64 / I-77] and Washington Street East.
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