Big Howdy w/ Davis Bradley
May 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Sunday May 19, 2019
Doors 4pm Show 5pm
$10 Advance // $15 Door
Join us for a very special concert with the DC-based band Big Howdy, featuring the sterling voices of Dede Wyland and Randy Barrett along with Tom McLaughlin on mandolin and Ira Gitlin on bass. The group specializes in progressive bluegrass, original material and tasteful playing. Big Howdy is well known for their vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess. This all-star, multiple award-winning progressive bluegrass band nods to the past while barreling into the future.
Kathy Davis & Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, old time, and swing influences, to create something magical, while remaining true to the roots of the music they love. Fans can expect to hear fresh renditions of the classics as well as several original compositions. This dynamic song mix has helped to extend their combined reach, holding the door wide open to welcome those in search of something new and unique!
Kathy Davis performs on mandolin, guitar, and bass while lending smooth lead and harmony vocals to the duo. Kathy grew up in the small town of Short Gap, WV and currently resides in Linden, VA with her family. Music has always been a part her life. Her father was the first to influence her music when she was very young. Kathy got her start performing with her family’s band for several years. During this time she embraced every opportunity to connect to the audience through sharing the love of music from deep within her. She is passionate about her music which stands out in her smooth singing and innovative mandolin playing.
Brad Bishop entertains audiences on the banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, clawhammer banjo, and adds lead and harmony vocals to the duo. He makes his home in Bowling Green, VA. Music has always been a passion in his life. Brad has performed with many popular bands through the years and has become a much sought after solo performer as well. Brad has been recognized for his creative songwriting, while building a reputation as a smooth lead and harmony vocalist, as well as a talented multi-instrumentalist. He enjoys variety of musical styles and genres which have helped to influence and expand the reach of this unique duo.
Together they are excited to combine their talents and do what they love. It’s a life-tradition which is as much of who they are as what they do!