Jan 16 2016
Roland White Band

Roland White Band

at Station Inn

Bluegrass mandolin master Roland White has played in some of the most influential and popular groups in the music’s history, and has played a notable part in creating that history. Moving from The Kentucky Colonels into a position as guitarist for Bill Monroe in the late 60’s, Roland absorbed the traditional feel and repertoire from his mentor, the Father of Bluegrass, which remains a strong element in his music today. From Monroe’s band, Roland joined that of another bluegrass pioneer, Lester Flatt, playing mandolin and recording several albums as a member of The Nashville Grass from 1969-1973. In 1973 a short-lived reunion of The White Brothers was brought to an untimely end due to Clarence White’s tragic death. Of this brief reunion came two concert recordings that capture the excitement of the White Brothers’ sound fully matured, after Clarence’s excursions in country rock with the Byrds and Roland’s years with Monroe and Flatt.

“For those of us who love bluegrass music, it’s always been the same. It’s understood that Bill Monroe is the Father of it all…but time has a way of crawling along and taking the responsibility for the future to other souls. As long as I know that Roland White has a voice in the inner circle, I know that everything’s going to be all right concerning the tradition and future of bluegrass.” – Marty Stuart

 

Admission Info

$12/ticket

Dates & Times

2016/01/16 - 2016/01/16

Location Info

Station Inn

402 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Parking Info

Parking lot