07 Dec
Live and Local featuring Higher Ground Bluegrass
  • Kimo Theatre, Central Avenue Northwest, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 6:30 PM
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The City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department Presents LIVE AND LOCAL

Friday, December 7th, 2018 6:30PM – 7PM KIMO THEATRE, 423 CENTRAL AVE NW

Higher Ground Bluegrass (HGB) has established itself as New Mexico's premier Bluegrass band.

Founded by “Duke” Weddington (Banjo, Guitar, Vocals) in 1998, 2018 marked their 20th anniversary as a musical ensemble which they celebrated with the release of their album HGB20.

Band members include Dave Devlin (mandolin, dobro), Fred Bolton (Guitar, vocals), Pat Mahoney (Fiddle, Vocals) and Laura Leach-Devlin (Bass, Vocals). Performing original material penned by members of the group, the band also plays a variety of traditional and contemporary selections. Their philosophy remains one of developing dynamic arrangements of their original material, as well as lesser known songs, and adding something new and unique to standard bluegrass tunes to make them their own. With four members providing vocal contributions, the swapping of lead and harmonies offers something new and appealing for each song in their repertoire.

HGB has recorded seven independent albums:

Black and White – Faded and Torn (2001)
People, Places, Memories (2003)
Miles and Miles (2008)
Bluegrass Classics (2013)
HGB V (2016)
CLANN (2017)
HGB20 (2018 – 20th Anniversary Album).

They have been the recipient of 3 New Mexico Music Awards (2004, 2017, 2018) for their original music. HGB delivers a superb blend of, and interpretation of, Bluegrass music with tight harmonies and tasteful instrumentation. Come find out for yourself.

Opening the show will be Elijah Costales, a multi-instrumentalist Singer/Songwriter, Fingerstyle Guitarist, and Producer from Placitas, New Mexico. Known for his unique style of playing and entertaining performances, Elijah has been performing on-stage since 2010.