Heres a dream lineup of bluegrass singers (and songwriters too) to start the year off right. Steve Gulley, whos brought Opry audiences to their feet with his renditions of George Jones classics, and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley share an old-school background working at Kentuckys enduring Renfro Valley Barn Dance in the 90s, while Kim Fox (whose Nothing to Lose is threatening to become a country standard, thanks to recordings by Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire) sports her own history of delicious family-band harmonies and more recent work with Bradley. Gulleys also a fine and prolific songwriter, with his own IBMA trophy to show for it, and Bradleys been getting some long-overdue respect in that department herself. Theyll be backed by an outstanding set of bandmates in Deanie Richardson (fiddle) and Mike Sumner (banjo)both in Bradleys outfitand mando monster Alan Bibey, who partners with Gulley in Grasstowne. Yowza!
Fri., Jan. 1, 9 p.m., 2010