Country musicians possess a knack for storytelling, which explains why most artists in the genre started out as kindergarten teachers or Stephen King. Treat ears to sonically spun yarns with today's GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one ticket to see The Grascals at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, November 3, at 8 p.m. (a $33.50 value after fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is available in the left, right, or center parquet in Rows J through P, or in Sections E, F, G, J, K or L of the dress circle.
Still emanating fumes from their drag race to the top of the bluegrass scene, Grammy-nominated group The Grascals inspires infectious toe tapping and hand clapping during impassioned performances. Building on roots that trace back more than two decades, the tightly spun sextet fuses harmonious, twang-packed vocals with the plucks of a banjo, fiddle, and mandolin. Light-hearted, jovial jams peppered among soul-searching ballads and dramatic diary readings work together to weave a wondrous catalog–an effort that has led to collaborations with country legends such as Dolly Parton and Hank Williams Jr. This year, the group continued their blitz on the bluegrass genre with four more award nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Local favorites the Ramblin Jug Stompers lay the groundwork for an evening of two-steps, as they carry on the tradition of American string bands and air-harmonica solos of the 1960s.
Honored as a National Historic Landmark in 1989, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall offers a spacious yet intimate setting for performances. Since opening its doors in 1875, the music hall has hosted an extensive list of world-renowned artists, including Marian Anderson, Pete Seeger, and Dizzy Gillespie.