Hailed by The Wallstreet Journal as the “New Queen of Bluegrass”, Rhonda Vincent will headline the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, coming next month to Roanoke Island Festival Park, featuring three days of events and two days of live music in concert in Manteo.
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage is the most celebrated band in bluegrass music, with an uprecedented seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year wins from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and five Grammy Award nominations.
Rhonda has also been honored as IBMA Entertainer of the Year in 2001, and Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Entertainer of the Year in 2002 through 2006.
Born and raised in Missouri, Vincent has been on stage for more than four decades, starting as a child in her family’s band, The Sally Mountain Show.
She would eventually earn the respect of her peers in a formerly male-dominated musical genre with her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass.
Her music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawlessly tight backing band able to execute both break-neck instrumentals and heart wrenching ballads.
Her 2010 album Taken featured a number of guest appearances, including Vincent’s longtime friend Dolly Parton.
You can watch the official video for Rhonda Vincent’s 2006 hit “Heartbreakers Alibi” in the player below!
Featuring more than a dozen performers, the innaugural two-day concert is scheduled for October 5-6, 2012 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.
Click here for the complete lineup of bands and schedule of events, and stay tuned to OBXentertainment.com, as we countdown the days until the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival with more artist profiles coming soon!