Years of Farming shall be finishing our 2021/2022 season on Sunday, May 22 with some other implausible display at Double S Entertainment, 150 Foster Street at 2 p.m.
Junior Sisk Band, winner of 2022 Song and Album of the Year, shall be appearing with Back Up and Push as the hole band! Tickets can also be bought upfront or on the door for $20. Children 12 and underneath accompanied via an grownup are admitted unfastened. Attendees can have the risk to win door prizes supplied via our sponsors together with two tickets to our October display.
Junior Sisk is widely known as considered one of as of late’s most sensible bluegrass vocalists and is a continuing reminder that conventional bluegrass continues to be alive and smartly. An established resident of the Virginia Blue Ridge, his bluegrass pedigree runs deep. Influenced via a father who wrote songs and performed guitar and a mom who sang, Sisk first discovered to mess around age 14.
His early influences integrated The Stanley Brothers, Larry Sparks, and Dave Evans, however he incessantly credit the Johnson Mountain Boys with inspiring him to pursue bluegrass professionally. Sisk first made his mark in bluegrass as a songwriter within the early Nineties, penning vintage Lonesome River Band songs like “Game (I Can’t Win)” and “Tears Are Blinding Me.”
As a member of Wyatt Rice and Santa Cruz and Blueridge, he helped outline the sound of using, trendy conventional bluegrass. Sisk based Ramblers Choice in 1998, freeing Sounds of the Mountains on Rounder Records. After leaving Blueridge in 2006, he reformed the gang and started a a hit occupation with Rebel Records. His 2011 album Heart of a Song helped carry the band into the highlight and ultimately was once named IBMA Album of the Year in 2012. Its unmarried “A Far Cry from Lester and Earl,” which Sisk co-wrote, changed into a rallying cry for a resurgence of conventional sounds in bluegrass and won the 2012 Song of the Year Award from the IBMA. Sisk was once additional venerated when he was once named 2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, whilst his band earned the 2014 SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year award.
In 2016, “Longneck Blues,” a collaboration with famous singer-songwriter Ronnie Bowman, was once named Recorded Event of the Year via the IBMA. Most just lately, Sisk won the 2017 Male Vocalist of the Year award from SPBGMA. He and his band now document for Mountain Fever Records and are lately selling their 3rd album for the label, LOAD THE WAGON. LOAD THE WAGON, spent a consecutive six months on the No. 1 spot at the National Survey Chart in 2020 and changed into Junior’s maximum a hit album up to now amidst the pandemic. A brand-new unmarried has simply been launched, “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” the primary from a impending new album due out at a date but to be introduced via Mountain Fever Records.
Solidifying the luck of the newest album, Junior Sisk won a landslide of nominations within the IBMA Awards for 2021, together with Album of The Year, for Load the Wagon, Song of The Year, for “Just Load The Wagon” and Male Vocalist of The Year. SPBGMA additionally identified Junior’s contemporary tune releases with two wins in February 2022, for Album of The Year, for Load the Wagon, Song of The Year, for “Just Load The Wagon!”
Mountain Fever has launched two singles forward of Junior’s subsequent album thus far, with “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” and “Patches on My Heart,” and there is not any doubt that the album anticipation is construction amongst his fanatics international.
Back Up and Push is a conventional bluegrass band out of southern Ohio led via Seth Carkeek that concentrate on tight harmonies and protecting the crowds entertained. JM Tolle on banjo has performed bluegrass and gospel tune for 30 years. beginning at 14 and has a deep appreciation of “Crowe” taste banjo. Seth Carkeek on guitar began younger whilst following his circle of relatives’s band far and wide southern Ohio and Kentucky. As the bass participant, Bill Lykins “Quarterback” has been on level for years as a multi-instrumentmusician. The “youngsters” of the band, Chandler Tolle performs lead guitar and sings. Also making a song and enjoying mandolin is Jachin Irwin. This band brings a brand new component to the bluegrass level.
Our objective isn’t just to offer bluegrass tune in our house, but in addition to advertise our native companies. These companies make use of numerous folks in our neighborhood! Most of our sponsors have backed all our presentations we now have scheduled since 2011. We admire our sponsors whether or not that is their first display to sponsor or if they have got backed all and we are hoping you’re going to thank them for serving to us carry such nice teams to Flemingsburg.