RBA's bringing Audie out west


WHO: Audie Blaylock & Redline (featuring Jesse Brock)
WHEN: Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
- 5 pm: Doors open for jamming
- 7 pm: Concert venue open
- 7:30 pm: Showtime
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave. (at Cuesta Dr.), Mt. View
TICKETS: $20/advance, $22/door; half-price for teens, free for under-13 and music students
***** Please note the Spring Season ticket deal; details at the end of this release. *****
INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: www.rba.org, 650-691-9982

The real deal! They released the best of the 2011 Bill Monroe tributes, and now combine that classic material with their own spin on traditional bluegrass and classic country. Audie cut his teeth playing with Jimmy Martin and, along with Jesse Brock, was a key part of bands led by Michael Cleveland, Lynn Morris, Rhonda Vincent (Audie), and Dale Ann Bradley (Jesse), so you know there will be plenty of instrumental drive and powerhouse singing, as well as a refreshing variety of material. This is one of the top bands in bluegrass today!

"The album title (Hard Country) could be taken both literally and ironically. The ballads Blaylock writes wouldn't be out of place on a mainstream country station, but emotionally and lyrically, they're probably a bit hardcore for today's country radio market. On the other hand, Redline is a sturdy traditional bluegrass outfit with chops to spare, although they tend to avoid showing off their prowess in favor of short, concise solos that move the music forward. Case in point, the closing instrumental "Newton's Grove," a piece that gives everyone in the group a chance to shine, with Jesse Brock's mandolin and Russell Carson's banjo particularly impressive as they play off of Patrick McAvinue's skillful fiddling. Blaylock's high, expressive, wrenching tenor is put to good use on "A Real Good Way to Loose," a tune that sounds like a potential classic." - j. poet, AllMusic, reviewing Audie Blaylock & Redline's new release

Audie Blaylock (guitar, vocals)
In 1982, at age 19, Audie Blaylock joined Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, and spent nine years with them, learning the craft of bluegrass from one of the music’s first-generation legends. He's also performed and recorded with Red Allen, The Lynn Morris Band, Harley Allen, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and as the featured artist with IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. He's released four albums in the past four years with his own band, Redline.


Audie Blaylock & Redline: Hard Country/Rural Rhythm (2012)
Audie Blaylock & Redline: I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky - A Bill Monroe Celebration/Rural Rhythm (2010)
Audie Blaylock & Redline: Cryin’ Heart Blues/Rural Rhythm (2010)
Audie Blaylock & Redline: Audie Blaylock & Redline/Rural Rhythm (2008)
Various, including Audie Blaylock: A Tribute to Jimmy Martin, "The King of Bluegrass"/Koch (2004)
Audie Blaylock: Trains Are the Only Way To Fly/self (2002)

Jesse Brock (mandolin, vocals)
Winner of the 2009 International Bluegrass Music Award for Mandolin Performer of the Year, Jesse has spent a lifetime in bluegrass, released a highly-acclaimed solo album, and has been featured with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (with whom he won 4 IBMA Instrumental Group Of the Year and 2 Instrumental Recording Of the Year awards), The Lynn Morris Band, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, the Dale Ann Bradley Band, and Lilly Of the West.


Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper: Fired Up/Rounder (2011)
Various, including co-producer Jesse Brock: Look to the Light - Songs of Faith From the Pen Of Rick Lang/Rural Rhythm (2010)
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper: Leavin' Town/Rounder (2008)
Lilly Of the West: Time After Time/Music Author (2007)
Michael Cleveland: Let 'Er Go, Boys!/Rounder (2006)
Various, including Jesse Brock: A Tribute to Jimmy Martin, "The King of Bluegrass"/Koch (2004)
Lynn Morris Band: Shape Of a Tear/Rounder (2003)
Various, including Jesse Brock: Blue Ridge Mountain Mandolin/Pinecastle (2003)
Jesse Brock: Kickin' Grass/Pinecastle (2002)
Michael Cleveland: Flame Keeper/Rounder (2002)
Lynn Morris Band: You'll Never Be the Sun/Rounder (1999)
Chris Jones and the Night Drivers: No One But You/Rebel (1997)

Patrick McAvinue (fiddle, vocals)
A former Delaware State Fiddle Champion who has a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from Towson University, Patrick also has two solo recordings (Grave Run, Rutland’s Reel) on Patuxent.
Russ Carson (banjo, vocals)
From Central Pennsylvania, where he learned from others living in the area like Chris Warner, Tom Adams, and Mike Munford, and an alum of the Virginia based band Gold Heart.
Shawn Wallace (bass, vocals)
A brand-new member of Audie Blaylock & Redline!



Jan. 19: Audie Blaylock & Redline featuring Jesse Brock

March 9: James Reams & the Barnstormers featuring Blaine Sprouse
Their 2011 CD release was titled “One Foot In the Honky Tonk (and the Other In the Blues),” and that sums up their sound perfectly – along with the band’s t-shirt, which reads, “What’s more country than bluegrass?”

April 13: Dale Ann Bradley Band featuring Steve Gulley
The 4-time(!) IBMA Female Vocalist Of the Year has joined forces with another multiple award-winner and founding member of both Mountain Heart and Grasstowne. "We grew up together," Dale Ann has noted. "Steve and me—we each know what the other one's going to do."

May 19: The Tuttles with A.J. Lee
Our “hometown heroes” return for the annual update of a remarkable musical journey. Since last appearing on the RBA stage, Molly Tuttle won the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest with her original composition "Walden," and Molly and Jack were runners-up in the Prairie Home Companion duet contest. A.J. Lee was featured in a Mother Jones magazine article titled, "Could This Kid Be the Next Alison Krauss?" And Jack was awarded a Lifetime Membership by the California Bluegrass Association.
Individual concert ticket prices (other than 4/13): $20 advance/$22 door
April 13 tickets: $25 advance/$30 door
2013 Spring Season tickets (advance only): $75
Details: www.rba.org
All concerts held on Saturday nights at the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave. (at Cuesta Dr.), Mt. View

Posted By:  Rick Cornish

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