The Seldom Scene
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre $30
“One of the most influential—if not the most influential—bluegrass band of their time.” AllMusic.com
Dubbed “America’s bluegrass band,” The Seldom Scene has been instrumental in starting the progressive bluegrass movement since forming in Bethesda, MD, back in 1971.
So what does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it’s taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire (that includes bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and pop), but also a sheer sense of fun!
Using innovative and often unconventional instrumentation, this “newgrass” quintet has earned a Grammy nomination, legions of fans around the world, and a reputation for playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else.