Covenant Series Concerts

Wood and Wire

What:  BLUEGRASS CONCERT

When:  Sunday, May 28 2017; 7- 9:00p

Where:  Covenant Presbyterian Church

Band website HERE.

NOTE:  All tickets are available at the door.

It’s been five years now since Wood & Wire sprouted out of the rich musical soil of Austin, Texas. In that time, they’ve written music, recorded albums, and performed at some of the most notable festivals and venues across the country.

In the often tightly defined genre of bluegrass music, Wood & Wire’s “band-style” ethos are not unheard of. Nor are the elements of song crafting, so often associated with their Texas home, that permeate their sound. That said, what comes out of the Wood & Wire blender is something entirely its own. Tony Kamel — leader singer, guitarist, mover, shaker, and primary songwriter — brings his material to the group in a malleable form, and the results are illimitable. “I think I’m most proud of how we’ve developed our sound together,” says Kamel. “It feels great to step on stage feeling like we’ve really found our own style.”

A culmination of very distinct musical personalities, there’s one ambition they all share: “Our goal is to show up and drive, so that the energy hits you, and it’s undeniable,” says bassist Dom Fisher.

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

What:  BLUEGRASS CONCERT

When:   Wednesday, June 14 2017; 7- 9:00p

Where:  Covenant Presbyterian Church

Band website HERE.

                                                                                                         NOTE:  All tickets are available at the door.

With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October 2012 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium on September 27, 2012.

Lawson was heralded by journalist Craig Havighurst as “one of music’s lions” following his band’s performance at the 2011 IBMA Awards Press Conference in Nashville. Of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s performance — which garnered three standing ovations from a sold-out crowd in Nashville — Havighurst wrote: “There was no question who was going to close the show. Doyle Lawson is one of music’s lions at this point, and when he came out in perhaps the most beautiful western jacket I’ve ever seen… he was a holy vision. … When DLQ, in quartet mode, nailed the final chorus of the a cappella gospel song “He Made It All Right,” I swear we were mainlining the holy spirit. You know how the word awesome gets overused and misused? Here’s where it applies.”

The Special Consensus

What:  BLUEGRASS CONCERT

When:   Sunday, November, 05 2017; 7- 9:00p

Where:  Covenant Presbyterian Church

                                                                                                                 Band website HERE.

NOTE:  All tickets are available at the door.

Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass… Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…

LONG I RIDE is the 18th Special C recording and features songs from current band members, band alums Robbie Fulks, Justin Carbone and Ron Spears and songwriter/friends of the band. The subtle theme relates to the 40 year band anniversary in 2015 and band members Greg Cahill, Rick Faris, Dan Eubanks and Nick Dumas are joined by special guests Della Mae on “Highway 40 Blues,” Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley and producer Alison Brown on a “fiery” instrumental version of “Fireball” and Summer McMahan on “First One To Know.”

 Some Past Covenant Series Performers:

  • Adobe Brothers, The
  • Audie Blaylock and Redline
  • Bill Evans
  • Blue Canyon Boys
  • Bobby Giles and Music Mountain
  • Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys
  • Byron Berline Band
  • The Chapmans
  • Charlie Sizemore
  • Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass
  • David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Druhá Tráva
  • Finnders & Youngberg
  • Hard Road Trio
  • Higher Ground Bluegrass Band
  • Honi Deaton and Dream
  • James King Band
  • James Reams and the Barnstormers; featuring Blaine Sprouse
  • Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
  • Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
  • Kevin Prater Band, The
  • Larry Stephenson Band
  • Lost and Found, the
  • Molly McCrary Band, The
  • Monroe Crossing
  • Nu-Blu
  • The ROYS
  • Tim and Myles Thompson
  • Special Consensus
  • Virginia Creepers, The