The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, is pleased to welcome country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Ricky Skaggs story is a life full of music. By the age of twenty-one, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.
Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and this 14-time GRAMMY-Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12 consecutive GRAMMY-nominated classics behind him, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart.
He counts the current configuration of Kentucky Thunder among the best group of musicians he has ever worked with. The all-star lineup of Kentucky Thunder includes Andy Leftwich (fiddle), Cody Kilby (lead guitar), Paul Brewster (tenor vocals, rhythm guitar), Eddie Faris (baritone vocals, rhythm guitar), Scott Mulvahill (bass, bass vocals), and Russ Carson (banjo). “Live at the Charleston Music Hall”, the first all-live album with Kentucky Thunder, was honored in 2004 with a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for the Harley Allen – penned track, “A Simple Life”.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.