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“Franklin County Moonshine Fest” Presents Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

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“Franklin County Moonshine Fest” Presents Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Friday, April 22, 2016 7:30 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
 
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  • Ticket Price: $22.00 - $29.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Bluegrass
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Tickets: Pavilion (Includes seats)
Tickets: Lawn (Bring blankets & chairs)
For more info: http://www.franklincountymoonshinefest.com/



This concert pulls the top off the jug to launch the first Franklin County Moonshine Fest  - two days of family fun with: local arts & culture, exhibits, moonshine car show, children’s activities, flatfooting demonstrations, storytelling, local authors, food, bartender mixology and tastings in Historic Downtown Rocky Mount.  Come celebrate the unique moonshine heritage of Franklin County, Virginia.


Junior Sisk

There aren’t many vocalists who can wring every bit of lonesome out of a note like Junior Sisk. Sisk’s soulful,
heartfelt vocals earned him the 2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year award. They have also helped him, along with his band Ramblers Choice, earn a number of other awards over the past several years, including 2014 SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year
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Hailing from the Virginia Blue Ridge, Sisk first made his mark as a songwriter, penning hits for groups like the Lonesome River Band in the early 1990s. Several years later, as a member of Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz and Blueridge, he helped define the sound of driving, modern traditional bluegrass. Sisk founded Ramblers Choice in
1998, releasing Sounds of the Mountains on Rounder Records. After a brief hiatus, he reformed the group and began what became a successful career with Rebel Records.

Trouble Follows Me, the band’s latest album and their fifth for Rebel, was released in September 2014 to wide critical acclaim. Five songs from the album have reached the Bluegrass Today Top 20, with one - the Milan Miller/Davis Raines co-write “I’d Rather Be Lonesome” - debuting at number one. The lead single, “Honky-Tonked to Death,” hit number one on the Blue-grass Unlimited charts in April 2015.

  Sisk recently signed with Mountain Fever Records and announced plans to record his first album for them throughout fall 2015, with an anticipated release in spring 2016.