Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 24, 2014

CCP hosts Rigney Family Bluegrass Band Sunday

CROSSVILLE — On Sunday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., Cumberland County Playhouse will present the Rigney Family Bluegrass Band in concert in the Adventure Theater. The Rigneys are an award-winning family band playing their own blend of original work and traditional arrangements. Comprised of parents Mark and Melissa Rigney and their sons — flatpicking champ Andy and champion fiddler Grant — the Rigneys have a unique, appealing blend of family vocal harmonies and innovative bluegrass instrumentation that exemplifies everything that is right about family playing together. They have performed across the U.S. and in Europe, earning superlatives like “phenomenal,” “superb,” and “tremendous” from fans and music critics alike.

The Rigneys signed with Nashville record label Dark Shadow Recording in the spring of 2013. When their latest project, "Double or Nothing," was released in September 2013, noted musician and journalist John Weisberger described it as “straight-ahead contemporary bluegrass, with some sly references to tradition, and some beautiful material that makes its home in the fertile ground between bluegrass, country and folk.”

The concert is sponsored by Evelyne and Elliot Kornreich. For more information, or for tickets and reservations, call the box office at 931-484-5000.

Also at the Playhouse, the hilarious farce "The Foreigner" (rated G, co-sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid Center and Crossville Tile Outlet) has now been held over through May 16. "The Diary of Anne Frank" (rated G, sponsored by Life Care Center of Crossville) runs through May 22 and "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Kellye Cash (rated G, sponsored by Plateau Pediatrics) opens May 2 and runs through July 11. Tickets and information are also available for Southern Stars Symphonic Brass and other events. All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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