Years of Farming welcomes the Grascals

The Grascals

Years of Farming is excited to be welcoming back three-time Grammy nominated band, The Grascals.

The show will take place Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in Flemingsburg at Double S Entertainment, 150 Foster Street. Jaelee Roberts will be the opening act. Cost of tickets will be $15, available in advance or at the door. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

The Grascals unique sound has earned the group three Grammy nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention. High-profile appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk and 150 plus performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Additional honors include President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian and two performances for President George W. Bush. The Grascals offer up a fresh brew of pure and powerful Bluegrass perfection with their latest release, “Before Breakfast.” Bound to become as essential as a morning “cup of joe” to discerning listeners, the new disc showcases the group’s unerring knack for cutting impressive songs by top-tier writers, their stellar musicianship, and outstanding signature.

Sixteen-year-old Jaelee Roberts, from Nashville, is the only child of Danny and Andrea Roberts. Her mom, Andrea, toured regularly playing acoustic bass and her dad, Danny, is the mandolin player for The Grascals. Jaelee began singing at church and at age 4 she began taking fiddle lessons. Jaelee has not only joined The Grascals on stage but also Marty Raybon, Rhonda Vincent, Larry Sparks, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, The Whites and the legendary Melvin Goins as well as joining The Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers to clog on stage at the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium numerous times. Growing up backstage at the Opry has given Jaelee treasured memories more precious than gold and she does not take for granted the fact that she’s been able to meet many of the legends in bluegrass and country music.

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Jaelee has also had the opportunity to record on two different CDs by the age of 12. May 2017 Jaelee was chosen out of hundreds of applicants across the US to be one of seven vocalists invited to attend Grammy Camp at Belmont University in Nashville. Jaelee aspires to be a professional musician and singer. Her biggest dream is to perform on the Grand Ole Opry as a solo artist and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

From day one our goal at Years of Farming has not only been to promote bluegrass music in our area, but also to promote our local businesses. We are pleased to be sponsored by three other great music festivals in our area as well as 47 local businesses that employ more than 500 people in our community. Most of our sponsors have sponsored all of our shows since 2011. We appreciate each of our sponsors regardless of whether this is their first show to sponsor or if they have sponsored multiple shows. In turn we hope you will thank them for helping us bring such great groups to Flemingsburg.  For more information or tickets, you can contact Paula Hinton at 606-748-0798 or paulahinton2000@yahoo.com

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