Bluegrass Stars Join in Benefit Concert for Bluegrass Storyteller - James King!

JAMES KINGOn Monday, December 15, 2014, at 6:00 PM, some of the finest musicians from the world of bluegrass will perform at a benefit concert for James King.

King, a beloved fixture on the music scene for the past three decades who is known as “The Bluegrass Storyteller,” was recently diagnosed with chronic liver failure, and is in need of a transplant.

The concert will take place at the Nashville Palace, located at 2611 McGavock Pike in Nashville. At present, confirmed artists include Adkins & Loudermilk, Larry Chunn & A Step Ahead, David Davis & the Warrior Mountain Boys, the Grascals, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Kody Norris & Watauga Mountain, Don Rigsby, Steve Thomas & Mark Newton, and a number of surprise guests.
Tickets are priced at $20.00, and all proceeds will go directly to help offset King’s medical expenses.
Sam Jackson, a veteran bluegrass promoter, performer, stage manager, and on-air personality who hosted the popular radio program “Fiddler’s Grove Bluegrass Show” is producing the concert.
Jackson, a close friend of King’s who has performed with him on numerous occasions, remarked,  “I can’t thank the Nashville Palace enough for donating the room to hold this benefit. I’d also like to thank all the artists who have donated their time and talent to help James. Our level of talent for the evening will be top shelf. Many others have offered to perform, but there is only so much time in one evening. For those fans who attend, and generously donate, we want to give them a truly memorable night of music.”
He continues, “Attendees will also be able to participate in a number of silent auctions for various items, such as a pair of passes to the June Bean Blossom Festival; Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival; and the Vine Grove, KY festival. Festival apparel, a Tennessee Country Ham, and merchandise from the legendary Station Inn will also be included in the auction.”
King’s most recent album, Three Chords And The Truth (Rounder, 2013) received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. In September of this year, he was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame.

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