What do you get when you combine more than a century of pickin' and singin', songwriting which has been recorded by major artists, feature stories in industry publications and multiple award nominations and awards? You get this week's host of the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, of course. That's right, the Texas Troubadour Theater welcomes The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet to the stage tonight for the 3,503rd broadcast of the world's second longest running live radio show.
The "Farm Hands" are composed of four of the top musicians in the Bluegrass field today. Taking them in last name order, Bennie Boling is an artful musician having mastered play on a number of instruments including banjo and bass guitar. He has even been nominated for 2014 Banjo Player of the Year. Among his other contributions and talents in the music industry is his songwriting ability. Boling has penned songs for The Oak Ridge Boys, Jeannie Seely and Gene Watson just to name a few. Tim Graves holds the position as a 20 year appearing artist on the Grand Ole Opry, 30 years in the music industry as a musician and is the reigning Dobro Player of the Year (2013). He, like Boling, and the other members of the group is not a one instrument musician. Daryl Mosley is known for many reasons in the Bluegrass world. Mosley is an accomplished songwriter having written songs appearing on popular television shows of the current era such as "American Idol", "The View" and "True Hollywood Story". Additionally, he is has a reputation as an outstanding Bluegrass vocalist. He has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry over the past decade as part of many acts, namely Bobby Osborne's Rocky Top Express. He is a three category nominee in the Bluegrass industry this year. Mosley has been pegged for 2014 Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
A week never passes that the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree does not present the finest acts in Country, Western, Gospel and Bluegrass music. This week's show will be no different as the stage is filled with an array of talent, both individually and collectively. Make your plans to be part of this Bluegrass spectacular with The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet.
As always, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree is a free show. The doors to the Texas Troubadour Theater, generally, open around 11pm Central time with the curtain at Midnight. The Texas Troubadour Theater is located adjacent to the Ernest Tubb Record Shop #2 in Nashville's Music Valley Village just off McGavock Pike on Music Valley Drive. For more information call (615) 889-2474. If you arrive early, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop #2 will be open and remain open throughout the Midnite Jamboree. Feel free to browse, shop and take home a piece of Nashville's finest in musical offerings. The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet will conduct a "Meet & Greet" in the shop after the Midnite Jamboree is concluded.