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Kentucky Reign just plays around

The Performing Arts Center will present Kentucky Reign on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets are $24 (orchestra/front balcony) and $19 (rear balcony). The traditional bluegrass band is led by Grammy Award-winning fiddler James Price.

Price was a member of the Clinch Mountain Boys and toured with the legendary Ralph Stanley for eight years. He has also toured with Little Jimmy Dickens, the Goins Brothers and Johnny Paycheck. In 2003, Price won a Grammy Award for bluegrass album of the year, and he is a four-time winner of album of the year from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Kentucky Reign’s performances recall the days of old-time radio shows with bluegrass music and fiddle tunes combined with plenty of humor. James Price adds his own brand of comedy to the stage show with his impersonations of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, among others. Kentucky Reign’s high-energy shows and audience rapport have made the group a popular attraction at bluegrass festivals across the country.

In addition to Price, who is featured on fiddle, lead guitar, mandolin, and lead vocals, Kentucky Reign showcases the soulful voice of Rick Oldfield and bluesy passages on dobro by Ferrell Stowe. Other musicians in the group include two brothers: Donnie Tribble on bass and Billy Tribble on banjo.