With the release of his artistically daring, acoustic new album on June 8, 2010, the distinguished and critically acclaimed country artist Dierks Bentley is making Austin a big stop on his “Up On The Ridge Tour” on April 24th at The Parish. Bentley will give Austinites a taste of his new musical creation;  the product of his seven year climbing journey to the top of the country music charts. Bentley will fill the air with a combination of sweet, soulful lyrics and a rough bluegrass edge from his new album, making women swoon and maybe even inspire some to get ‘a little closer’.

His fifth Capitol Nashville studio project is steeped in the bluegrass and roots music, which has projected Bentley to his prominent position in the country music scene. Produced by Jon Randall Stewart and engineered by Gary Paczosa, UP ON THE RIDGE is a testament of well-earned creative freedom and influential collaborations with several musicians who fascinate him the most. With several of his self-written songs inspired by prominent musicians such as Bob Dylan, U2 and Kris Kristofferson, Bentley also utilizes the collaborations of dozens of today’s best traditional bluegrass and country singers, including Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert.

Throughout Bentley’s tour he will be accompanied by The Travelin’ Mccourys, a fascinating arrangement of musically inclined artists known for their combined mastery and prowess on their multiple instruments, including a mandolin, a fiddle, banjo and upright bass. The Travelin’ Mccourys’ rapidly escalating reputation is due in part to their culmination of musical genre influences from the Allman Brothers to Phish creating a unique sound that is noted as a mix of ‘the Appalachian tradition with the improvisational magic of jazz’.

To add to an already legendary night, Texas’ own Hayes Carll will be performing as a special guest.  Straight from the suburbs of Houston, Hayes Carll, like many other country artists, has fought the uphill battle to finally reach success in 2002 when his debut album Flowers and Liquor was embraced by critics and he was named ‘best folk act’ and ‘best new artist’ by The Houston Press.

Bentley will hit the road for a run of 24 shows in 30 days, so don’t miss out! Don’t forget to click “I Like It” on Do512 to get a chance to win a pair of FREE TICKETS!


April 15, 2010. Uncategorized.

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