COVENANT SERIES CONCERT (details)
Saturday, March 29, 2014; 7:00-9:00p After years of hard work, siblings Lee and Elaine Roy have firmly established themselves as one of the pre-eminent acts in Bluegrass today. As THE ROYS they bring immaculate harmonies, impeccable musicianship and strong songwriting to their music, combining a traditional vocal styling with a progressive instrumental attitude to enchant fans around the world. Proud to continue the “family harmony” sound started by such groups as Hall of Fame inductees The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers and The Osborne Brothers, THE ROYS revel in exploring new facets of the genre while remaining true to their roots.
Their latest project, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN, keeps the award-winning sibling duo on the fast track. Their third CD for RRR contains six Roys’ originals and some of their all- time favorite Bluegrass and Country classics. Hot vocals, steamin’ pickin’, unbridled enthusiasm and passion make this 13-track wonder a celebration of the Roots genre. The disc vibrates with positive thoughts and up-tempo energy on “You Can Count On My Love,” ”Born With A Hammer In My Hand,” “Ramblin’ Fever” and the title track. A stellar arrangement featuring the siblings’ exquisite harmonies makes “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” a modern classic, while Elaine’s heart-wrenching vocals and moving lyrics offer a poignant look at her divorce on “Half Of Me.” She shines on the Gospel song “He Took Your Place,” a tune that she and Lee have been performing since childhood. The quality and diversity of the music on GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN proves the scope of THE ROYS’ talent, and promises a long and fruitful future for the duo.