Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5
Alan Bibey & Grasstowne is a band comprised of very well respected veterans of bluegrass music as well as some of the finest young musicians in bluegrass. This combination together makes Alan Bibey & Grasstowne one of the hottest and most energetic bands touring today! The band’s first four projects all went to # 1 or #2 on the National Bluegrass Charts. Their latest project “Gonna Rise & Shine” has seen 10 of the 12 songs chart and the first two singles “Gonna Rise & Shine“ and “When Jesus Swings The Wrecking Ball” have dominated the Gospel charts for the last 18 months. It’s been a great last year with Laura Orshaw, Zak McLamb and Alan winning SPBGMA Fiddle Player, Bass Player & Mandolin Player of the Year respectively as well as Alan winning IBMA 2019 Mandolin Player Of The Year.
“At IBMA, I made a point to hear Alan Bibey’s band because he’s a quality musician and always has good people in his band. But I wasn’t ready for the exceptional group I heard that night–I think of them as “ultra-grass”, truly an all-star band with four strong singers and the sharpest of bluegrass instrumental skills. Their material is interesting and so is the weave of different ages and personalities. this is a band that deserves to be heard far and wide.”
— Pete Wernick of Hot Rize