By Tom Tucker
Member, Performing Arts Council
The Performing Arts Council takes pleasure in announcing its first performance of the year on Friday, January 17, in the Riderwood Chapel. The concert features New Ride Records recording artist Mill Run Bluegrass Band. The band is composed of accomplished vocalists, musicians, and song writers who have performed together for more than 14 years. The group’s musical style spans traditional, contemporary, progressive, and bluegrass gospel featuring tight vocal harmonies structured around the lead vocal efforts of Bob Goff, Jr. and Billie Sue Goff. The instrumentation includes the strong presence of guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle that tastefully enhance the vocal performance.
The band is a six-member entertainment powerhouse that breaks the bounds of traditional bluegrass by adding old country music stylings and southern gospel blends. Mill Run draws you in and keeps you asking for more while providing the selections that let the song’s lyrics shine through and give you a performance that really puts the songs across instrumentally and vocally.
The band is based in northern Virginia and has performed at venues from Canada to Florida.
Tickets will be available at the door as well as in all dining areas on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January, 14, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.