The Birthplace of Country Music welcomes powerhouse vocalist John Cowan to the stage for the winter edition of its Friends of 1927 Concert Series. He is joined by Doobie Brothers' band mate John McFee. The voice that launched the genre-bending newgrass sound takes the mic in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.
As part of the innovative super-group New Grass Revival, Cowan, along with band mates Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Curtis Burch, Courtney Johnson and Pat Flynn, dared to challenge the limits of bluegrass and blasted the door wide open for jam bands like Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon to usher in a more progressive, bluegrass sound. New Grass Revival remains one of the most influential modern roots acts of its time.
Cowan, the undisputed "voice of new grass," has become one of the most respected talents of his generation. The in-demand singer and bassist is sought after not only for his work with his own band but also as a collaborator with other artists. Cowan has lent his talents to the likes of Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Roseanne Cash, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Darrell Scott and Alison Krauss, to name a few, and boasts 120 recordings to his name.
The Friends of 1927 Concert Series is an intimate concert experience where fans have the opportunity to interact with the artist in a relaxed setting. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are included. BCM Friends of 1927 and Sustaining Friends of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are given the first opportunity to purchase tickets. Tickets are $80 per person with very limited seating.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. For more information about BCM events visit www.BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org.