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PFS & TBS Present: Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio as part of our GREAT GRASS WEEKEND!


Dec 8, 2019
07:30 PM


The Philadelphia Folksong Society is thrilled to team up with The Bluegrass Situation to present our very first “GREAT GRASS WEEKEND,” featuring an exciting  lineup of three bluegrass acts over one weekend in December. The Great Grass Weekend begins with Molsky's Mountain Drifters, on Thursday, Dec 5, at 8pm;  Hank, Pattie & the Current, take the stage Saturday, Dec 7, at 8pm; and on Sunday, Dec 8, catch Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio show, which begins at 7:30pm. PFS and BGS are offering hard to resist pricing for all three shows. 

Join us for these three incredible bluegrass concerts honoring the genre's past, celebrating its present, and embracing its future with the Philadelphia Folksong Society and the Bluegrass Situation. Attend all three concerts or pick two for our first-ever GREAT GRASS WEEKEND! A ticket, for PFS members, to all three shows is only $25.00, and for PFS not-yet-members $30.00, pricing details are below. Tickets are available for purchase here

PFS Great Grass Weekend Member* Ticket            $25.00

PFS Great Grass Pick 2 Member Ticket                 $20.00

Great Grass Weekend Not-Yet-Member Ticket            $30.00

PFS Great Grass Pick 2 Not-Yet-Member Ticket             $25.00

PFS Great Grass Weekend Youth Ticket (12 & under)        $10.00

PFS PRESENTS: Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio

Sunday, December 8, 2019, doors open at 7:00pm, music starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 for Members *While Supplies Last* | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $18 at the doors OR purchase a GREAT GRASS WEEKEND pass for all 3, or pick two shows, all pricing and ticket options for advance purchase here →

About Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio

In the world of bluegrass and folk, where the collaborative possibilities are endless, what draws some musicians together is hard to pinpoint. For Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy, and Danny Barnes, a newly formed bi-coastal trio, curiosity is the rule, and tunes are just a starting point. “We approach every tune with an open attitude everyday. There’s a sort of tacit undiscussed flexibility that we all honor when we play together”, explains Walsh. For three musicians who have vibrant solo careers, as well as multifaceted musical collaborations under their belts, the trio has sparked a new level of creative inspiration, a venue to push and pull, learning and speaking with one another through improvisation. “We are in some ways three very different musical pieces, but the thing that unites us is a deep respect and affinity for anybody who is improvising,” says Walsh. The trio is anchored by banjo player and singer/songwriter Danny Barnes. Barnes is best known as the frontman of the Bad Livers, for his collaborations with Dave Matthews and Bill Frisell, and as the 2015 winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. He is an innovative banjo player and songwriter originally from Texas whose solo album “Pizza Box”, garnered him a sort of cult following, and led Sam Bush to describe him as “The Great American Un-Sung Hero”. The elder of the group, Barnes brings an element of fierce individuality to the trio, with wisdom-infused vocals and straightforward, no nonsense banjo picking.


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