Earlier this month, at the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival in Farmers Branch, TX, Dan Tyminski was honored with the Bluegrass Star Award from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. The award is given annually to an artist whose body of work respects the received traditions and character of bluegrass music, while also bringing it to audiences in the music market.
Previous recipients of the award include Rhonda Vincent, J.D. Crowe, Peter Rowan, Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, and Bobby Osborne. Not bad company there, Dan.
Foundation founder Alan Tompkins presented the Bluegrass Star Award to Tyminski, assisted by Del McCoury, acknowledging his long career in bluegrass from Lonesome River Band to Alison Krauss & Union Station, including his work on the soundtrack and film, O Brother, Where Art Thou, and his current touring project, The Dan Tyminski Band.
Here’s a look at the presentation on video.
Congratulations Dan – well deserved!
The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it’s free to get in the door to many of their events, keeping the doors open isn’t free. All contributions are greatly appreciated, and can be made online.
photos by Nate Dalzell; video by David Seay