Grasstowne Preparing For Titusville Concert
By Space Coast Daily // November 27, 2012
Bluegrass Chartbusters Remain Fan Favorites
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – “Mandolin Player of the Year” Alan Bibey and bluegrass’s Grasstowne will heat up the night in Titusville for a single concert this week.
The show will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Brevard Shrine Club at 545 N. Washington Avenue in Titusville.
Based in Nashville, the group has been called “a joy to listen to” and is known for its “hard driving rhythms and fantastic vocal work.”
Music industry veteran Bibey has led the group to the top of the bluegrass charts three times since 2007.
Grasstowne is the fourth group of the 2012-13 season to be brought to Titusville by Central Florida bluegrass promoter J.T. Shealy.
“Since first hitting the scene in the early 1980’s, Alan Bibey has made a name for himself as one of the most gifted mandolin players in bluegrass,” said Shealy. “He’s won ‘Mandolin Player of the Year’ not once, but three times.”
J.T’s Bluegrass has been bringing bluegrass performers to Brevard since 2007. Eight of the top 15 acts of 2012 named by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine have performed in Titusville for Shealy’s audiences.
Grasstowne is a band comprised of a well respected veteran of bluegrass music as well as four of the finest young musicians in bluegrass today.
This combination together is one of the hottest and energetic bands touring today. The band’s first two projects “The Road Headin’ Home” and “The Other Side of Towne” went to #1 and #2 respectively on the National Bluegrass Charts. The Road Headin’ home remained at #1 for three months and also won the 2008 “Album of the Year” award.
Their latest project “Kickin’ Up Dust” is currently in the top 5 on the singles and CD chart and rising. A stylist who turned heads as an original member of The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, BlueRidge and now Grasstowne, Alan Bibey’s tasteful mandolin innovations and pristine execution earned him inclusion in The Young Mando Monsters project, Mel Bay’s Mandolin book “The Greatest Mandolin Players Of The Twentieth Century,” as well as The Bluegrass All-Stars Sugar Hill Records project.
He was honored as “Mandolin Performer of the Year” for 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Order $21 tickets online at www.JTsBluegrass.com or call 321-222-7797 for more information.