Mo Pitney bluegrass set during Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass
February 22, 2018 - bbq set
Rising nation thespian Mo Pitney grew adult amatory bluegrass as many as he did a nation song of Merle Haggard and George Jones. As a wiry teen he could be found during bluegrass jams and festivals in a executive US, operative on his guitar and outspoken chops, singing Keith Whitley and Tony Rice songs with whoever felt like personification them. Had Nashville and Curb Records not wooed him to city with a critical record deal, he would substantially be a tip thespian in a bluegrass universe today.
The courtesy he gets from a nation song press has done his forays into bluegrass a bit some-more visible. Videos of him jamming on some weed get approach some-more views than many normal sessions online, and his well-spoken voice and tractable demeanour are winning folks over to a sounds of The New South who usually clicked since they famous his face or name.
Here he is singing a Dillard’s strike Old Home Place with some Nashville buddies (The Meyer Family, Gaven Largent, and Cory Piatt):
…and sitting in with The New South during Nashville’s Station Inn singing one of Whitley’s biggest blugrass numbers, I’ll Be Your Stepping Stone.
Pitney’s bluegrass cred was cemented when he sang on several marks for Rickey Wasson’s Croweology manuscript in 2016, retracing a sound of classical Whitley marks from when he was operative with Crowe in a late 1970s. It was a shining recording, and his take on hits like She’s Gone, Gone, Gone, and You Can Share My Blanket were a explanation for folks who didn’t know Mo was a bluegrass child during heart.
And he even married a bluegrass girl, Emily Bankester. Together they have a poetic immature daughter, Evie.
Now comes some good news for weed fans in easterly Tennessee. The Sevierville Bloomin’ BBQ Bluegrass festival in May will tighten out their uncover with a bluegrass set from Mo Pitney on Saturday night. He’s fabricated a organisation of immature pickers from his far-reaching round of friends, and will broach some plain bluegrass on theatre during a festival.
To make it even better, Bloomin’ BBQ Bluegrass is a giveaway downtown event, on a building block in Sevierville. Just drag along your grass chairs for dual full days of song during no charge. There is copiousness of parking in a Wal-Mart lot opposite a street, and each possible arrange of food businessman can be found out behind a justice building for blocks in each direction. Local businesses unite this annual eventuality to uncover visitors all that Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, TN offer as a vacation spot, and they positively wish you’ll come on behind and move a family.
The festival has lots of other tip talent featured May 18-19. Russell Moore IIIrd Tyme Out will be on hand, along with bluegrass comedy from The Cleverlys, and Rob Ickes Trey Hensley and dual sets from a newest bluegrass supergroup, Highland Travelers.
You can find all a sum online.