The package show was a staple of the early rock and roll, and rhythm and blues scenes. These were touring shows where a number of popular artists would appear on the same bill – often sponsored by a record label – each performing just a few numbers, typically their current singles.
This type of show has not been a common thing in the bluegrass world, but the folks at Pick One Jams are giving it a go during the month of January, 2009. They have five shows scheduled in the eastern and central US with a bevy of bluegrass stars in tow.
Artists appearing on these shows include Ronnie Bowman, Mike Bub, Missy Raines, Terry Baucom, Rob McCoury, Alan Bibey, Mike Compton, Phil Leadbetter, Rob Ickes, Kenny Smith, Tim Stafford, Jason Carter, Steve Gulley, Kim Fox, Dale Ann Bradley, Amanda Smith and Josh Williams.
Each concert will showcase these top artists in a jam-like setting with the performers rotating on and off the stage as the various pickers and singers are featured. The lineup may vary slightly from one show to the next, but each one is chock full of top bluegrass stars.
Shows on the schedule include:
- 1/08/09 – Raleigh, NC
- 1/09/09 – Bristol, VA
- 1/15/09 – Kutztown, PA
- 1/17/09 – Athens, GA
- 1/24/09 – Stillwater, OK
Ticket and lineup details for the several shows can be found on the Pick One web site.