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Fowler Center Series presents two-time Grammy
nominees Cherryholmes Oct. 11
Sept. 14, 2009 --
Center Series presents its second event of the 2009-10 season in
Riceland Hall on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. with a performance by
Cherryholmes. Fowler Center is located at 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
Bluegrass family band Cherryholmes continues to
earn critical raves on their nationwide tour. Their latest convert is
the New York Times, which fell in love with their “molasses-thick
harmonies” during a recent New York City show.
The Times described their music as “thrilling...mesmerizing,” and said
further, “Cherryholmes is an extremely flexible band,” capable of
both “gracefully staging a [musical] conversation,” and “ferocious bouts
of fiddling.” And though their album, “Cherryholmes III,” is “an
excellent display of fundamentals,” the group keeps things interesting
in live performances, covering the Beatles and the Flying Burrito
Brothers, and even forming a jubilant dance line to demonstrate
More than anything, the Times fell in love with eldest Cherryholmes
daughter, Cia Leigh. Praising her “firm, plaintive voice,” and calling
her “a strong songwriter and banjo player as well as a singer,” the
Times agrees with Time Out New York, who recently called her a “future
Cherryholmes received a Grammy nomination in 2008 in the Best Bluegrass
Album category for "Cherryholmes II: Black and White," the second
nomination in a row for the rising bluegrass stars. This album fluidly
moves from heartbreaking ballads to blistering jams, featuring richly
constructed songs built on effortlessly blended harmonies and masterful
instrumentation, with many of the tunes sure to become future bluegrass
standards. The Boston Herald raves, "Cherryholmes looks ready to blast
out of the bluegrass box."
Cherryholmes, two-time Grammy nominees and 2005 International Bluegrass
Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year, have spent much of the
last decade on tour, and aren’t stopping any time soon. Touring more
than 300 days a year, the road warriors will bring their "passionate,
boundary-breaking expression of the bluegrass idiom," as the Raleigh
News and Observer stated, to Jonesboro this October.
Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $24 and $16 for ASU faculty
and staff; $23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12 students; and $10 and
$6 for ASU students.
Tickets for all Fowler Center Series events may be purchased by calling
(870) 972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267. Purchase tickets online at
On performance evenings, the box office in Fowler Center opens one hour
prior to the event.
Visit Fowler Center on the Web for additional information about the
performance by Cherryholmes, or call Fowler Center at (870) 972-3471.
Visit Cherryholmes at
to view a video clip and to listen to Cherryholmes.