Larry Keel Experience
and Red Clay Revival
DOORS: 4:00 PM (Larry Keel Experience will perform first)
STARTS: 6:00 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: Bluegrass
Age Limit: Must be 21 or Older
Rain or Shine; No Refunds
About Larry Keel:
Larry Keel is an award-winning innovative flat picking guitarist and singer/songwriter hailing from Appalachia. From an early age he began to forge a distinctive sound, taking traditional music and infusing it with modern light. As a composer and singer, Keel integrates raw honesty and charming grit to form a unique brand of music he calls ‘experimental folk’. He has appeared on over 20 albums and has written songs that have been recorded and performed by distinguished artists including Grammy-award winners Del McCoury and The Infamous Stringdusters. Keel has collaborated and continues to merge creative forces with some of the greatest artists in modern roots music such as Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, Tony Rice, Keller Williams and Sam Bush, to name a few. His latest recording is a solo album titled American Dream, a project entirely written, produced and performed by Keel on a variety of instruments in his home, during the 2020 pandemic quarantine.
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About Red Clay Revival:
Born in the soul-basted countryside of Alabama, and brought to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains to marinade and mature, Red Clay Revival delivers an experience that reshapes the parameters of “roots music” as it is known. Bandleader and songsmith extraordinaire, Doug McElvy, lays a solid foundation at the epicenter of Red Clay’s musical magnitude.
McElvy’s skillful, heart-driven compositions are orbited by the most notable and virtuosic musicians in the industry today. For the 2012 full-length debut, Barefoot, McElvy teamed with resophonic guitar master, Billy Cardine, as creative consultant and co-producer. The album features collaborations with decorated pros, such as Keller Williams, Larry and Jenny Keel, as well as Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. Barefoot received stellar reviews and accolades from industry peers and listeners alike. The title track earned a spot on Relix Magazine’s widely distributed July-August 2012 compilation disc. For the 2014 EP, Chilly, McElvy and Cardine again paired in production, recruiting the talents of world class violinist, Casey Driessen, and beat master Jeff Sipe for backing elements. Chilly delivers nothing short of pure musical gold. Red Clay Revival’s powerful live performance harnesses an energy that electrifies any room, leaving audiences with an embedded musical experience.