Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver perform at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on Northeast State’s main campus at 7 p.m. on March 10.
Over his 40-year career in music, Doyle Lawson – singer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader – has become one of the most respected names in bluegrass. Lawson’s name has been synonymous with high-octane acoustic bluegrass music.
DLQ burst onto the national spotlight in 1996 when their album, There’s a Light Guiding Me earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. They went on to receive three more Grammy nominations in the Best Bluegrass Album category.
Lawson, winner of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, has garnered no less than 14 International Bluegrass Music Awards and four Grammy nominations. The band also earned four previous Dove Award nominations for the Best Bluegrass Gospel Album and Best Bluegrass Gospel Song awards.
Lawson began playing the mandolin at age 12 and picked up the guitar and banjo soon thereafter. He founded Quicksilver in 1979 and began a decade-long rise as one of the genre’s most popular and critically praised artists. Although the lineup has changed many times over the years, the DLQ sound remains true to its founder’s intentions.
Advance tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at www.NortheastState.edu. For information call the Northeast State Box Office at 423.354.5173.