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Vince Gill Sets 12 Bluegrass Music Shows for June

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Vince GillNashville, TN – May 3, 2012 -- Vince Gill will take to the road for a dozen bluegrass shows in June. The 20-time Grammy-winner and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame will be backed by a band made up of some of the most acclaimed pickers in contemporary music, specifically fiddler Stuart Duncan, guitarist Jeff White, banjoist Jim Mills and bassist Dennis Crouch. Gill will round out the band on guitar, mandolin and vocals.

"After the passing of Earl Scruggs [on March 28]," Gill says, "it means the world to me to do these dates with this world-class band playing the music that Earl defined. I absolutely adore this music."
Duncan, a four-time Grammy winner and member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, has recorded with Alison Krauss, Yo Yo Ma, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, among many others; Jeff White, a regular member of Gill's band, has also made records with Del McCoury, Lyle Lovett, The Chieftains and Keith Whitley. Mills, who earned five Grammys as a member of Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder, appears too on albums by Doyle Lawson, Bruce Hornsby and Garrison Keillor. Crouch, like Gill, is a member of the Nashville cult band, The Time Jumpers, and has recorded with such luminaries as Ralph Stanley, John Fogerty, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash and Elton John.

These are the tour dates and locations: June 13, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA; June 14, Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach, SC; June 15 and June 16, The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA; June 17, Knight Theater, Charlotte, NC; June 21, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN; June 22, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA; June 23, Anderson Music Hall, Hiawassee, GA; June 24, Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC; June 28, Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro, KY; June 29, Lexington Opera House, Lexington, KY; and June 30, Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN.

Bluegrass prodigy Sarah Jarosz will open for Gill from June 13 through June 23. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jarosz signed to Sugar Hill Records when she was 16. She has since released the critically celebrated albums Song Up In Her Head (which contains the Grammy-nominated "Mansinneedof" track) and Follow Me Down.

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