Another Night of Bluegrass featuring Appalachian Express will be held in the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the City of Thomasville and WTUF-FM, Another Night of Bluegrass is a well-loved Thomasville tradition.
Appalachian Express is an award winning bluegrass band formed in the 70’s by lead singer Cindy West from rural Southside Virginia. The band traveled across the United States and Canada for a number of years performing and entertaining at festivals, political events, churches and private parties. In 1987, the group was named the first place bluegrass band in the International Championship contest for the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association (SPBGMA) held in Nashville, Tennessee. Cindy is also the five time Virginia State Championship Female Vocalist for the Virginia Folk Music Association. (VFMA)
In 1990, Appalachian Express was nominated for a Grammy for the Best Bluegrass Recording category by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science on the Rebel Recording Label. In 1992, the group decided to take a break to raise their families. After a few years off the road and many requests from promoters and fans, they are once again performing and enjoying seeing old friends and making new ones in their travels.
The group members are band leader and lead singer Cindy West, bass player and singer Earl West, guitarist, lead singer and emcee Bobby Thompson, banjo player and singer Clyde Bailey, and mandolinist and singer Tim Peade.
The group loves traditional bluegrass music and music they can adapt to their own style. They take pride in playing good, clean bluegrass with lots of feeling and showmanship.
The group has seven recordings out at this time and plans for a new project to be released in the very near future. They invite the community to come out to enjoy the concert and meet them this Saturday at the municipal Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 and all seating is reserved. Tickets are available in advance at the Thomasville Visitors Center (144 East Jackson Street) and at the door. For more information call 229-228-7977.
If You Go:
What: Another Night of Bluegrass featuring Appalachian Express
When: Saturday, 11/10 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM)
Where: City of Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 East Jackson Street
Tickets: $10/each, in advance or at the door
*band bio courtesy of appalachianexpressbluegrassccva.com