- $14 for one ticket to see The Seldom Scene (up to $22.22 value)
- When: Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m.
- Where: The Borland Center for Performing Arts
- Seating: balcony/mezzanine
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
The Seldom Scene
- Their obvious skills: playing the fiery, progressive bluegrass that has made them, according to AllMusic.com, “…one of the most influential—if not the most influential—bluegrass band of their time.”
- Slightly less obvious skill: puns
- Some of their finest examples of both: albums Scenic Roots, Scene It All, and 2007’s Grammy-nominated Scenechronized
- How they got their start: as a non-touring band in the early ’70s, when their most frequent gig was jamming in founding member Ben Eldridge’s basement
- Another house they’ve played in: the big famous white one on Pennsylvania Avenue
- Their instruments: banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, and dobro, or resonator guitar
- Their set lists: a blend of traditional tunes and unexpected pop, rock, and jazz songs, such as “Stompin’ at the Savoy” and “After Midnight”
- Their essential tracks: the foreboding “Muddy Waters,” the appropriately rolling and tumbling “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” and a jubilant take on CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising”<p>
The Borland Center for Performing Arts
Named in honor of golf-course designer Bruce Borland, who died in a plane accident in 1999, the Borland Center for Performing Arts swings open its doors to the community by focusing on family values. Concerts, plays, and recitals are just a few of the events that coax guests into the venue’s 10,000 square feet of space, which harbors a 500-seat theater and a multipurpose ballroom that doubles as an indoor practice field for local cribbage teams on rainy days.