Internationally known pedal steel guitarist Pete Grant was introduced to Off Broadstreet audiences last June as the surprise musical ingredient to Jan Kopp’s Country Jamboree.
He returns to the Off Broadstreet stage this weekend with two equally well-known and talented world-traveling musicians Keith Little and Jim Nunally to present a 90-minute program of songs and stories from their 40 years in the music business as part of Off Broadstreet’s In Concert series.
The program will consist of songs originally recorded by Earl Scruggs, The Beatles, Bill Monroe, Buck Owns, Clarence White, Hoyt Axton, Guy Clark, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, The Chieftans, Jerry Garcia, Dolly Parton, Frank Wakefield, Ricky Skaggs and others.
“Keith, Jim and I are excited to have an opportunity to share tunes and stories from our major influences and from the folks we’ve played with. We love this combination of instruments and voices. We’re sure you’ll love it, too. We have an enjoyable program planned for you,” said Grant.
Read more about the musicians and their extensive experience at www.TheUnion.com.
Pre-show entertainment by Chris Crockett begins at 7:15 p.m. and the concerts are at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $25 per person.
To make reservations, or for more information, call 530-265-8686.
Throughout a 40-plus year performing career, Keith has been a key member of many national and international touring bands. He has played in The Country Gentlemen, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Lonesome Standard Time, The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (recording the Grammy nominated Legacy for Compass Records) Keith has maintained a steady presence on the national and international concert and festival circuit. At home on center stage or in a supporting role, Keith performs as a solo artist and with his group The LittleBand. He also appears regularly with long-time friend and collaborator Jim Nunally
and has performed on nearly 100 commercially recorded projects. For more info go to www.keithlittle.com
Jim currently plays guitar and sings with The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Joe Reischman and the Jaybirds, Nell Robinson, Bangers and Grass, Dix Bruce, Judy Forrest, Due West and in a duo with Keith Little. Two-time Western Open Flatpicking Champion and recipient of two Grammy Award Certifications, two IBMA awards and two JUNO nominations, the Bay Area native is an accomplished musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. His third-generation traditional music roots began in Arkansas with his guitar-playing grandfather and father whose pedigree contributes to his unmistakably traditional sound. For more info go to www.jimnunally.com
Pete is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily on pedal steel, dobro, lap steel and banjo. He first appeared at OBS last year as part of Jan Kopp’s Country Jamboree. He has performed and recorded with The Grateful Dead, Guy Clark, John Doyle, Rodney Crowell, The Incredible String Band, The Persuasions and Rank and File. He has recorded with Gun Club, The Blasters, Tony Toni Tone, Jim Ringer and Stills and Nash. He has been a member of The Dillards, The New Riders of the Purple Sage and The Hoyt Axton Band. He has also played with Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Railroad Earth, Great Anerican Taxi, Vassar Clements, Leon Russell, Nicky Hopkins, Alasdair Fraser, Gerry O’Conner, Mick Moloney and David Lindley. Pete has Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum albums to his credit and has been twice nominated “Best Steel Guitarist” by the Acadeny of Country Music. These days, Pete can be seen occasionally on weekends at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City. For more info go to www.petegrant.com