Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Ryan Holladay, a veteran performer at 14 years old, will be performing tomorrow, Friday March 23, 2007, at the 18th Annual Savannah Music Festival in Savannah, Georgia. Ryan is performing as part of the Gulfstream Music Education Series sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. This performance series provides free concerts for more than 17,000 students from 13 counties.
Personally I can’t think of a better person to represent bluegrass to these kids than Ryan. He’s been involved in the IBMA Bluegrass in the Schools project as well as the Discover Bluegrass DVD. Ryan is a great player, and as a nice a guy as you’ll meet in and around this music. I’m thrilled to see him representing our music at an event like this.
The Savannah Morning News had a nice write up about Ryan yesterday.
The Savannah Music Festival began on March 15th and will continue through April 1st, presenting nearly 100 performances from a variety of music genres and includes artists such as Wynton Marsalis, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Marty Stuart, Dianne Reeves, the Jerry Douglas Band and Anoushka Shankar.
Tickets to all events are available online at savannahmusicfestival.org. Tickets range in price from $15-85 per performance.