The Nation and Blackwell Bluegrass Band (USA)

Friday 31 January

After more than 40 years of playing bluegrass music, Curtis Blackwell still captivates audiences with his high, powerful voice and the sincerity expressed in his singing. Curtis Blackwell is a member of the Atlanta Country & Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame and a former member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, replacing Peter Rowan. He has performed on the Grand Ole Opry and traveled extensively throughout the eastern U.S. performing at many of the historic Bluegrass festivals. In June of 2010, Curtis Blackwell was honored by the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky as one of the official Legends of Bluegrass! Curtis also performs with his own bluegrass group, The Dixie Bluegrass Boys.  His expansive repertoire of songs seems endless, and when it comes to Bluegrass, as many have said, he’s the real deal!