Riders in the Sky at Center for the Arts Saturday
WHO: The Center for the Arts presents
WHAT: Riders in the Sky
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
WHERE: The Center for the Arts
314 W Main St., Grass Valley
TICKETS: $30 members, $34 non-member
The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333
Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org
Western music lovers of all ages will rejoice when two-time Grammy Award winners, Riders In The Sky visit Grass Valley for a special concert presented by The Center for the Arts Saturday.
Keepers of the flame for more than 30 years, Riders In The Sky carries the torch of the western music genre tradition left behind by greats such as, Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out western wit, encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”
Riders In The Sky is the only exclusively western artist to win a Grammy Award. Pixar Animation’s darling, Riders performed “Woody’s Round Up” in “Toy Story 2,” with the album of the same name garnering Riders their first Grammy Award in 2001 for “Best Musical Album for Children.” Two years later, Riders roped their second Grammy in the same category, for “Monsters Inc. – Scream Factory Favorites,” the companion CD to Pixar’s award winning movie.
More than 30 years after first performing at a Nashville nightspot, the original members are still together. The classic cowboy quartet is: Ranger Doug on arch-top guitar and baritone vocals; and Too Slim on bunkhouse bass, face, and tenor vocals; Woody Paul on fiddle, tenor vocals and rope tricks; and Joey the Cowpolka King on accordion and baritone vocals.
Riders have chalked up over 6,100 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries, appearing in venues from the Nashville National Guard Armory to Carnegie Hall. Their cowboy charisma and comedic flair made landed them their own weekly TV show on TNN, as well as a Saturday morning series on CBS. They have been guests on countless TV specials, documentaries and variety shows, appearing with everyone from Barney to Penn & Teller.
In 1982, Riders In The Sky became the first, exclusively western music artist to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. In addition, they have been recognized by: Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars, The Academy of Western Artists and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
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