Ricky Skaggs will be playing the Brevard Music Festival outside of Asheville, NC, and it’s making me add up my frequent-flyer miles.
Much of my musical taste was developed in the Asheville area, and there’s good music a-plenty still there. I wrote about the Everly Brothers and Billy Joe Shaver back in ’08, and Gov’t Mule this year. We’re lucky to have Warren Haynes’ classmate, Nancy Hutchins, writing for Elmore and covering Skaggs’ show..
Revisit our 2013 Influences conversation with Ricky Skaggs, in which the bluegrass prodigy opened up about his first instrument, his desert island disc and the moment he realized he’d be a performer for the rest of his life.
Below, you can check out my recounting of a southern childhood and the love of rock n’ roll that grew alongside.
Finally, head to the Brevard Music Center’s website to learn more about their fabulous summer of musical events and grab your tickets to see Skaggs and his Kentucky Thunder band on June 27th.