The Early Show on CBS is sponsoring a series of six concerts this summer with different artists. It’s all part of the Great American Vacation series. The six artists booked for the concert series are quite disparate and include such rock stars as Hootie & the Blowfish, and country outlaws Big & Rich. Add to that, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs in collaboration with pianist Bruce Hornsby.
Skaggs and Hornsby take the stage for CBS on July 13th in Raleigh, NC. The pair will be backed by Skaggs’ band Kentucky Thunder, and will perform songs from their self-titled duet album which we’ve told you about previously.
The duo is on a west coast tour for the remainder of this month, but after June they only have the CBS show and one other for the remainder of the summer. They will go back out together later this fall for another tour, and I’m told they already have more dates booked together for 2008.
Skaggs’ schedule shows him and Kentucky Thunder with a full line up of bluegrass festivals and shows for the summer period between the two Hornsby tours. So if you need a Kentucky Thunder bluegrass fix you should be able to find it this summer.