The Latest: August 10, 2014
Black Forest Community Center
12530 Black Forest Rd. Black Forest, Colorado (map)
Call: 719-548-1743 for more information.
The Black Rose Acoustic Society is pleased to present a very special concert featuring the trio of Andy Leftwich, Cody Kilby and Byron House. If you listen to bluegrass and attend bluegrass festivals, you are likely familiar with the talent in this trio.
Andy Leftwich, fiddle and Cody Kilby, guitar are members of one of the best traditional bluegrass groups of the planet, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Byron House, bass, has played with many of the top players in bluegrass like Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Mark O'Conner, Rob Ickes and many others. He is currently the bassist in Emmylou Harris' band.
Getting these three together for a show in Colorado is a bit on a logistical feat. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder play quite a few shows during the year and Andy & Cody have to be available when new shows are booked. In order for them to fly out here for a show, they needed a 4 day stretch of time to make it happen, and Andy only recently found out that May 29 - June 1 was open for them. Add Byron to the mix and his busy schedule and you can see how complicated this can get. Fortunately Emmylou Harris is playing at Red Rocks on June 1 so Byron already had plans to be in Colorado. With the preceding 3 days open for Andy, Cody and Byron, and the availability of the BFCC on May 30 confirmed, everything fell into place. This is truly a rare opportunity to experience this combination of musicians as it was 4 years ago when we brought Andy and Three Ring Circle to Colorado.
Andy has been playing fiddle with Kentucky Thunder since 2000. One of the top fiddlers in bluegrass, he can tear it up on mandolin too. His partner in Kentucky Thunder, Cody Kilby won the national Flatpicking Championship at Winfield in 1998 at the age of 17 and is now one of the premier flattop pickers in bluegrass. Byron has played bass with a Who's Who of musical acts including Dolly Parton, Nickel Creek, The Dixie Chicks, Jorma Kaukonen, Robert Plant as well as Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris and the bluegrass greats listed above.
This show is truly a rare treat you do not want to miss!