Bluegrass echoes through the halls

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Some tickets remain for the concert by John Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Band at the Art Center tomorrow night.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

It’s $17 for CAC members and $20 for non-members and you can pick them up at Jeff’s Copy Express, ITT @ NAS Fallon or by calling Churchill Arts at 775-423-1440.

Jorgenson is one of the most talented instrumentalists playing today, known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a wide range of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars as well as saxophone, bouzouki, mandolin, clarinet and pedal steel.

He has contributed to many, many Grammy-winning and platinum-selling albums. He heads up a number of different ensembles including his Quintet, which specializes in interpreting the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt, and his Electric Band rock ensemble.

Jorgenson has played with a host of musicians from Luciano Pavarotti to Elton John, from Bob Dylan to Brad Paisley from Flatt & Scruggs to Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

Playing with Jorgenson in the Bluegrass Band are Chris Hillman (formerly of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Byrds), Herb Pedersen ( a member of the legendary bluegrass groups the Dillards and Old & In the Way), bassist Mark Fain (who toured for years with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder) and Jon Randall (who was Emmylou Harris’ guitar player and recorded with Lyle Lovett, Linda Ronstadt, Dwight Yoakam and many others.

So, with this lineup of talent, the show promises to be a swinging good time night of Americana musics.

The group will also hold a free and open to the public conversation on the music and musical influences in the Center’s Art Bar at 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. These small informal talks are a great chance to talk with the musicians and learn about differing musical genres.

The Arts Council has set December 5 as the date for both the Holiday Art Bar and the artists’ reception for the Lahontan Valley Invitational, a juried show featuring recent works by Fallon artists. This is also the night of the tree lighting ceremony on Maine Street and event at the Art Center will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and everyone is invited. We’ll have more information on the artists included in the show in the coming weeks. For more information, please call Churchill Arts.

Kirk Robertson covers the arts scene for CAC. He may be reached at


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