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Fowler Center Series presents two-time Grammy nominees Cherryholmes Oct. 11

Sept. 14, 2009 -- The Fowler 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.

B.J., Cia, Jere, Sandy, Molly, and Skip Cherryholmes bring their family's brand of mesmerizing music to ASU's Fowler Center Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m.

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 clogging.

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 star.”

Molly, B.J. Cia, Jere, Sandy, and Skip Cherryholmes of family band Cherryholmes are two-time Grammy nominees and 2005's International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainers of the Year.

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.

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