A pickin’ good time under the oaks
Ricky Skaggs was no more than a kid when he performed with Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and Ralph Stanley—the first generation of bluegrass royalty. From this enviable launching pad, Skaggs’s quicksilver voice, blistering mandolin technique, and propensity for musical exploration have made him a legend in his own right, earning 15 Grammys, an exhaustive list of accolades, and the company of Kentucky Thunder—six of the finest pickers performing today. Hear warp-speed renditions of this distinctively American music sprinkled with stories about Monroe and Doc Watson at these Cistern Yard performances. “Skaggs and his band are just about the best bluegrass has to offer” (The Seattle Times).