Rootstock Concert Series - Larry Keel Experience
Friday, July 27, 2018
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Group Size: 1 - 0 Guests
Powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist
Discover new music and pair it with amazing wine at Hawk Haven Vineyard’s Rootstock concert series! Named for the essential part of the grape vine, Rootstock combines beautiful vineyard ambiance and intimate performances by world-class musicians. Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, shop for a souvenir at our local vendor marketplace, then take a seat at one of our picnic tables or kick back on a blanket beside the vines. This is a show you don’t want to miss!
LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE
Larry Keel is described by music critics and reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to playing amplified, acoustic guitar and composing original music. He's also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it's a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a surprise cover from any number of musical acts all over the map. The combination is pretty irresistible, and has earned Keel the highest respect and billing among the top acoustic and jam rock musicians alive, and some now gone: Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tim O’Brien, Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, John Hartford, Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, and Danny Barnes to name a few.
Keel has a variety of musical formats he presents throughout the year; look out for his core band The Larry Keel Experience featuring award-winning and highly accomplished Jared Pool on mandolin and penetrating vocals, and wife Jenny Keel with her rock solid bass lines as well as tenor vocal harmonies.