Date: September 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018
Where: 191 Toole, 191 East Toole Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85701
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What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, its taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. On April 22, the longtime pillars of the bluegrass world returned with the aptly titled Long Time Seldom Scene, via Smithsonian Folkways. The newly recorded collection features fresh interpretations of 16 oft-requested tunes and is the bands first studio album since the GRAMMY-nominated album Scenechronized in 2007. Its a family reunion in all the best ways, featuring the current and longest-running lineup, joined by founding members Tom Gray and John Starling and guests Chris Eldridge, Emmylou Harris, and Rickie Simpkins.Long Time is The Seldom Scenes first-ever release with Smithsonian Folkways, and captures the identity and playfulness that have endeared the group to audiences around the world for so long. Hickory Wind is a homesick ballad that features the vocals of longtime friend of the Scene, Emmylou Harris, who originally recorded the song on her Blue Kentucky Girl album in 1980. Fan-favorite Wait a Minute is a fresh take of a song originally recorded for 1974s Old Train album and includes founding member John Starling (vocals) and guests Rickie Simpkins (fiddle) and Chris Eldridge (guitar), son of founding member Ben Eldridge (banjo). The album was produced by three-time GRAMMY award-winning Smithsonian Folkways Sound Production Supervisor Pete Reiniger.