Dale Ann Bradley

Dale Ann Bradley

Dale Ann’s story began growing up in rural Appalachia and her father worked hard in construction, coal mining as well as a minister in the Primitive Baptist tradition.  No musical instruments were permitted in the heavily restrictive Baptist services, they sang from a hymnal called The Globe in a style similar to Ralph Stanley’s a cappella spirituals.  Dale Ann Bradley has always expressed in her recordings the boundlessness of bluegrass music and its musicians and vocalists by incorporating songs from all styles into her shows and albums. The success of her formula is undeniable, as evidenced by two Grammy nominations, an induction into the Kentucky Hall of Fame, and six IBMA Awards for Best Female Vocalist.   ”Bluegrass can go anywhere, do anything, rip your heart out and make you laugh,” she says.  Dale Ann will be joined by Kim Fox on guitar and vocals, Matt Leadbetter on dobro, Mike Sumner on banjo, and Ethan Burkhardt on bass.

 

 

 

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