Rhonda Vincent Returns to Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival [Concert Preview]
The 2nd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival returns to Manteo in just two weeks, and a returning headliner to the 2013 lineup of all star musicians is Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage, set to take the stage live fortwo nights this year on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6.
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!
The 2nd Annual Outer Bluegrass Festival is happening Oct. 4-6, 2013 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC.
The concert starts at 11am on Friday and Saturday and at noon on Sunday, and the festival will kick off with a special screening of the classic bluegrass-fueled film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), starring George Clooney, on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5pm inside the indoor theater at Festival Park, with a live jam session scheduled to follow.
Friday night, October 4, will be capped off with a professional fireworks display over the outside concert pavilion.
Tickets are $35 each day or $75 for all three days, and can be purchased online here.