BAINBRIDGE — If you want a big bluegrass wallop in a concise package with hard-charging energy that makes it stand out from the pack, don’t miss David Davis and the Warrior River Boys at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre, located at 15 North Main Street in Bainbridge, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.
Since the fall of 1984, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys have consistently recorded and toured, traveling well over two million miles, garnering a faithful following of friends and fans through scores of personal appearances, radio, and television exposure. They have performed in 46 states, the Bahamas, and all Canadian provinces at a majority of the largest outdoor festival events and many of the genre’s premier indoor venues.
The group’s recorded history has been preserved and distributed by some of the most influential labels in the genre’s history; Rounder, Wango, Time Life and Rebel.
A 2010 inductee to the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, David is widely recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin technique. Collectively, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys continue to be at the forefront of defining traditional music to today’s audience. Rather than operating under trendy “hit” oriented marketing schemes, frontman/mandolinist David Davis simply nurtures his roots with integrity, tonal depth, and prose.
Joining David on stage are Robert Montgomery, a banjo player from Moulton, Alabama who joined the Warrior River Boys in January 2008; Marty Hays from Salem, Illinois who has been on the road playing bass and singing with the band since 1995; Stan Wilemon playing guitar and singing lead and harmony vocals; and Phillip James on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass.
David Davis and the Warrior River Boys have long been recognized as modern leaders in traditional bluegrass, but on their latest release “Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole," they throw genre boundaries aside by delving deeper into the roots of acoustic music. They have produced a masterful and exciting collection of songs originally recorded in the 1920’s by the legendary Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers, a generation before Bill Monroe is credited with founding bluegrass music.
“Our intention was to evolve the songs, yet leave the strength and essence of the original feel as our foundation and build on that,” explains Davis.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and all performances are open seating. Tickets will be available at the door or you may reserve ahead by calling at 607-288-3882.
The evening of the show, the Student Arts Show will be featured in the Gallery. The gallery is open at 6 p.m. before the show through intermission and is free to the public.
For further information on future shows and gallery events, check out the website JerichoArts.com.
-Information provided by the Jericho Arts Council