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Ry Cooder/Sharon White/Ricky Skaggs

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Ry Cooder/Sharon White/Ricky Skaggs
Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Ticket Price: $70.00 - $77.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Bluegrass
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The legendary GRAMMY-winning trio made up of Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs

Guitarist Ry Cooder, country music songbird Sharon White, and country and bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs are combining forces for the "Cooder-White-Skaggs" tour, their maiden voyage as a musical trio. The tour kicks off in Salt Lake City Tuesday night and continueswith scheduled performances in Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York City, and more in the months ahead. See below for the currently scheduled dates; for all the latest, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

"Getting to work with Ry Cooder has been a dream of mine for a long time. He is a world-class musician," notes Skaggs. "We met at a Grammy Awards show many years ago and thought it would be a blast to do something together sometime, and now we're getting to create new sounds around old music. But the best part is getting to share the stage every night with my wife and sweetheart Sharon White. My heart is full!"

Multi-instrumentalists Cooder and Skaggs will come together on stage to deliver a program of blues, gospel, and bluegrass music. They will be joined by White, Joachim Cooder on drums, and Mark Fain on bass with occasional guest performances by Buck White and Cheryl White of The Whites.

"I always love singing and playing music with Ricky ... he's just my favorite in every way!" says White. "And we are both so excited to be doing shows this year with Ry Cooder. What an incredible artist! He is truly a 'one-of-a-kind' musician! Ricky and I share Ry's love for traditional country, bluegrass, and old-time gospel music. He is passionate about doing music that is authentic and real. It's infectious!"

"'Cooder-White-Skaggs' is the legacy express, or I'll eat a bug," quips Cooder. "You are going to hear four-part singing from the heart, the finest and best instrumental activity in the land, songs you know and love and to top it off, the indomitable Buck White on piano who will turn your money green. Now who's happy? That's the way we're gonna stay so knock on wood!"