Darin & Brooke Aldridge
The Darin & Brooke Aldridge Bluegrass Festival will have its second annual run at the Coot Williams Road festival grounds outside Cherryville, NC on April 1 and 2. Headlined by the Darin & Brooke Aldridge Band, the host band, and bluegrass superband The Grascals, this small, but lively festival in a lovely rural location should attract bluegrass fans from throughout the region. Darin & Brooke, the Bluegrass Sweethearts, have, over the past two years, had a remarkable rise as their fine harmonies and Brooke's exceptional lead singing have found a place in the hearts of fans across their increasingly wide ranging travels. Strong air play of their CD "Darin & Brooke Aldridge" on Serius/XM satellite radio has been complemented with play by local and Internet d.j.'s around the world. Here at their home festival, you can get to know them better as well as hear almost all you want of their great singing. Meanwhile, The Grascals, only six years old, have expanded the bluegrass audience, bringing their high energy and explosive instrumental virtuosity to bluegrass and country music audiences everywhere. Their work for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, appearances on television, at NASCAR tracks, and opening for established country music stars has reached out to new audiences everywhere.
Kristin Scott Benson