RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- From rock to country, bluegrass, blues and gospel - Charlie Daniels Band is quintessentially Southern.
Fans know them for their top tunes “Long Haired Country Boy”, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again”, “In America”, “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979.
Daniels — a one-time sideman and friend to rock icons Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as well as just about any pop or country artist who wanted to employ a top session guitarist on Music Row — and his band will get everybody stomping at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. Other CDB classics include “Uneasy Rider”, “Trudy” and many more, which define the southern rock genre and have left an indelible mark on America’s musical landscape.
Kicking off the evening is Union Rail, a Connecticut based band who blends a mix of old time American music with their own sound. Make it a night out and Wire Mill Saloon & Barbecue (12 Old Mill, Redding) and get a free glass of house wine or draft beer with your entrée when tickets are presented.
This event is partially underwritten by Nutmeg Livery and is part of the new Mountain Dew Country Series and Pepsi Rock Series powered by xfinity. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes priority parking and open bar from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795).
An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 76, Charlie Daniels has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-Platinum career and a platform from which he supports the military, underprivileged children and others in need. For tickets ($110 orches.; $95 mezz./balc.), call or visit the box office at (203) 438-5795.
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