Friday, February 8, 2013

Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives, Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts, February 7,2013

Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives

Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts

February 7, 2013

     It's always a great treat to attend a show and see professional musicians playing with a high degree of precision and musicianship and seemingly enjoying themselves just as much as their audience.  That's exactly what happened last night at Lynchburg's Academy of Fine Arts when Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives played to a sold-out house of country music fans.  

     The set list included Marty Stuart greatest hits ("The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"), country standards ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" was one of the encores). Bluegrass and Gospel ("Workin' on a Building").  The other band members are accomplished musicians and vocalists in their own right.  The Fabulous Superlatives include "Apostle Paul" Martin on bass, "Cousin" Kenny Vaughn on the "Sparkly Silver Telecaster" and "Handsome Harry" Stinson on drums.  All contributed on vocals with Stuart, Stinson and Martin producing some amazing, pitch-perfect three part harmonies.  One of the really cool things about Marty Stuart is that he seems very comfortable with taking a back seat and letting each of his band mates shine.

     This was an inspired show by a true country super-star and his top notch band.  Kudos to the leadership of the The Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts for bringing this level of entertainment to our town.  The absolute most fantastic part of the show was only having to drive five minutes to get home and not the usual 90 minutes from Charlottesville or Roanoke!

     Go see Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives if you get the chance.  You will have a rocking good time and see a first class show!

Left to Right: Kenny Vaughan, Marty Stuart, Harry Stinson, Paul Martin

Harmony on "I'm Working on a Building"

Going to town on the mandolin

Tele originally owned by Gram Parsons

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