The Slack Family Bluegrass Band
- August 15, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance/$15 day of
The Slack Family began life over 20 years ago performing in the streets and back alleys of Richmond to enthusiastic, bar-hopping listeners. Today, this family of “brothers from different mothers” is creating energetic, diverse and infectious music featuring three part vocal harmonies and a wide variety of influences that give more than a nod to the way “it used to was”. This blend of traditional, contemporary and original tunes with mass appeal for all ages renders music their fans affectionately dub “slackgrass”.
The band was crowned the 2014 Virginia State Bluegrass Champions and just recently released “Graceful Drifters,” their fourth CD release, and the first in ten years! The CD, with 12 original and four cover songs, is a slight departure from the band’s traditional bluegrass past. Although the traditional and contemporary bluegrass sound is still present on some songs, others capture an Americana feel reminiscent of The Byrd’s and New Riders of the Purple Sage.
For this performance at Firehouse Theatre, they will bring a full band, including drums, to deliver the energetic music that have made them a Richmond favorite for over two decades.
Joe Wharff – “Papa Slack”
Andy Burns – “Third Degree”
Nick Harlow – “Smiley”
Greg Harrup – “Upright Bass Slick”
To find out more about their music, visit their website!