ProMusica closes season with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Classic and Classical blend in fine fashion Friday evening when Timothy Russell and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra team with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder to rock the Southern Theatre in ProMusica’s Spring Soiree concert.
Ricky Skaggs began playing the mandolin when he was five years old. Â He was in the audience for a Bill Monroe concert when, as he put it, “the neighbors in the hood” started yelling for Monroe to “let little Ricky Skaggs get up and sing.” Â The bluegrass legend finally gave in and 6-year-old Ricky played. Â Now, over 50 years later, “little” Ricky still brings audiences to their collective feet wherever he plays.
Each year, ProMusica brings in performers from a wide range of genres to celebrate another year of making music and to help raise funds for PMCO. Â It should be an exciting evening…one you will not want to miss!
Above, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder play with the Boston Pops.
Listen as Ricky Skaggs talks with Bluegrass Ramble’s Rich Baker about appearing with ProMusica in Columbus, playing at the bluegrass clubs on Parsons Avenue, and more
WatchÂ Ricky Skaggs talks about his first performance for Bill Monroe and plays a classic Bill Monroe tune…Uncle Pen.