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Blue Highway @Randy Wood's Pickin' Parlor

Sunday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., $30

FOR twenty years, Blue Highway has been blazing the trail for innovative, influential bluegrass, using the framework of classic bluegrass as a template.

The talented Tennessee five-piece, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Tim Stafford, dobro player Rob Ickes, vocalist/mandolin/fiddle player Shawn Lane, bassist/vocalist Wayne Taylor, and banjoist/mandolinist/vocalist Jason Burleson, have performed in the bands of giants like Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, and more. With two Grammy nods and a Dove Award, Blue Highway has held the top rankings on Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts and taken home International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

Praised for their ability to simultaneously hearken the sounds of yesteryear while pushing the boundaries of the genre, each member contributes their songwriting abilities to the band, taking turns on lead vocals.