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January 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$14 - $22
Saturday, January 18 @ 8pm
“Hip-hop music has been around for thirty years. Bluegrass music has existed since December 1945. A decade before hip-hop, Motown experimented with an R&B/Bluegrass fusion called SoulGrass. Given the blues contribution to bluegrass, it is only natural that people have played with ideas of putting bluegrass and rap or hip-hop together. Nobody grasped a simple truth about how to do it until GangstaGrass, which was propelled to fame when the hit TV series “Justified” selected one of their early tracks for its theme. Sharped by considerable touring, including two prior area visits, GangstaGrass is maturing into a formidable band. The foundation remains the same simple truth – the bluegrass musicians play bluegrass and the rappers rap. Doesn’t sound like genius, but GangstaGrass is the first bunch to get it. Come to The ArtsCenter and you’ll get it too!” – Art Menius, ArtsCenter Executive Director