Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show

Barry Abernathy was a founding member of the vocal and instrumental powerhouse band, Mountain Heart. The group or its members have won or been nominated for multiple Grammys, ACM, CMA, and IBMA Awards. Abernathy is also known for his contributions to both Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and IIIrd Tyme Out.
The most unlikely thing about Barry’s story is his having been born
with just a thumb and part of an index finger on his left hand. Still,
in addition to his truly great voice, Abernathy plays a blistering
banjo. Because of his hand, he approaches the fingerboard from the top
and does the fretting with his thumb and the end of his single-knuckled
index finger. The Georgia-born Abernathy was named Banjo Player of the
Year in 1997 by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of
America (SPBGMA). 

Darrell Webb
is a Grammy nominated session musician as well as an International
Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and SPBGMA award winner. The mandolin
master with the soaring tenor previously headed up his own eponymous
band and prior to that, worked with some of the top acts in acoustic
music, including Lonesome River Band, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Wildfire, and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

With Appalachian Road Show, Abernathy, Webb and their talented compadres (including fiddle beast, Jim VanCleve, and legendary upright bassist, Todd Phillips)
seek to honor the music, traditions and history of the great
Appalachian people and region. Additionally, the group takes influences
from other sources and applies that Appalachian style, as they’ve done
with their first radio single, a grassy version of the Steve Miller Band’s “Dance, Dance, Dance.”

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