The 2021-2022 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series is slated to kick off on Thursday, November 4, 2021, with a tribute to the Delmore Brothers featuring Chris Jones & the Night Drivers with Special Guest Paul Kramer. The concert will take place at 7:00 pm in McCandless Hall.
Chris Jones & the Night Drivers make some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving bluegrass music heard anywhere today. Deeply rooted in tradition but never bound to it, they deliver original music with tight arrangements, emotional authenticity, and engaging humor. Collectively, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have won 16 IBMA awards.
Chris Jones’ soulful singing, solid guitar skills, and impressive versatility have earned him the respect of the best musicians in the world. Chris Jones & the Night Drivers make some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving bluegrass music heard anywhere today.
Likewise, Paul Kramer is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter who has been playing music in Nashville for over thirty years. He has released three albums as a solo artist and performs with Fifty Shades of Hay, the Grassaholics, the Nashville Fiddle Mafia, and Paul Kramer & Swing Street.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 18 and can be purchased by visiting www.TVOTFC.org or calling the office of University Advancement at 256-233-8185. As part of the Athens Forever Bicentennial Series, this event is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Steering Committee and the Livingston Concert/Lecture Series.
Additionally, the Fiddlers Concert Series is supported through funding provided by the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.