Spend A Memorable Evening With Travis Tritt And Marty Stuart
|This appeared in the Bennington Banner - November 12, 2008|
Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart, two of country music's biggest stars, visit The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, unplugged and playing their biggest hits on Sunday, November 16, at 7 p.m.
Tritt's Georgia-soulful southern rock perfectly complements Stuart's high-octane Mississippi mojo with results as inspiring as they are explosive. Together they'll create an iconic evening with no band, no props, just two stools, two guitars and one spotlight on the stories of these modern masters. They'll perform their duets along with their individual hits including "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" and "It's A Great Day To Be Alive."
Travis Tritt is among the most respected singer/songwriters in music today. Making it big in the early 90's with his first single, "Country Club," he quickly distinguished himself from his contemporaries by not wearing a cowboy hat and dipping into bluesy Southern rock.
This new outlaw in country music had a string of platinum albums and top ten singles, winning Grammy and County Music Awards, and at the age of 29, he became a member of The Grand Ole Opry.
Marty Stuart is one of country's most historically minded new traditionalists. At the age of 13, his mandolin playing landed him a job in Lester Flatt's bluegrass band and he's never looked back. Playing with such greats as Vassar Clements, guitar legend Doc Watson, and a six-year stint playing guitar with Johhny Cash all lead to his first Top 20 hit in 1985 "Arlene."
Stuart was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry cast in 1992 and is well known for being a vocal supporter of traditional country music, as well as a collector of country-related memorabilia and an acclaimed photographer of legendary country performers.
In the early '90s, Tritt and Stuart toured together for the first time on the "No Hats" tour presumably because neither of them wears a cowboy hat and recorded two Top 10 hits, the Grammy winning duet "The Whiskey Ain't Workin' " and "This One's Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time)." Their 1996 single "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best" was nominated for a CMA award for Vocal Event of the Year.
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