Gangstagrass

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 8 pm

Tickets: $15,  $19
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Best known as the Emmy-nominated makers of “Long Hard Times to Come,” the theme song to the hit FX drama, “Justified”, Gangstagrass is bluegrass meets hip-hop . Performed with real hip-hop MCs, real bluegrass instrumentalists and produced by lead singer/guitarist Rench, Gangstagrass performs both original and traditional music with a twist. After 3 independent releases, their new album American Music is the first Gangstagrass LP that has charted on Billboard, a feat done without any label assistance (#5 Billboard bluegrass charts for 3 weeks.)

Not only has Gangstagrass been on the forefront of the burgeoning genre sometimes known as “Hick-Hop”, they clearly blazed the trail, according to Rolling Stone! Gangstagrass come by it honestly: Rench, mastermind of the group, was schooled on Run DMC and break dancing while he was fed a steady diet of authentic country sounds like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.

As the late Elmore Leonard put it “Rench and his friends have done nothing short of creating a new form of music.”

Co-sponsored by Samuel Adams Brewery

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