Toe-tapping bluegrass closes concert season

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 18, 2004

J.A. Pickard Auditorium was filled with upbeat, toe-tapping music Tuesday night as the Selma Community Concert Association celebrated its last concert of the season.

The series ended with the classic sounds of bluegrass presented by the two-time Grammy-award winning Nashville Bluegrass Band.

The band -composed of guitarist Pat Enright, banjo player Alan O’Bryant, mandolin player Mike Compton, fiddle player Stuart Duncan and Dennis Crouch on bass-spent slightly over two hours performing classic gospel and bluegrass tunes, along with some new songs on their upcoming album.

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Due to the popularity of bluegrass music, this concert was the first time the association allowed people to purchase individual tickets to the show rather than a entire season’s worth.

Fans of the Nashville Bluegrass Band tapped their feet and cheered as the group played favorites such as &uot;The River Man Blues,&uot; &uot;Baby Blue Eyes,&uot; and &uot;The Gambler’s Ballroom Blues.&uot;

There were a few problems with a speaker once the concert began, but it did not seem to hinder the enjoyment of the concert.

Though the concert series has ended for now, plans are already being made for the next year’s shows.

Holland said the 2004-05 series line-up will consist of a tribute to the Henry Mancini Orchestra on Oct. 19, 2004 and the Tammy Wynette Show on March 3, 2005.