The Birthplace of Country Music’s own Radio Bristol is planning a grand Christmas Spectacular — or “Sparktacular” — with the award-winning bluegrass artist Larry Sparks on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Larry Sparks is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today. He began his career in the mid-1960s as a guitarist with the legendary Stanley Brothers and later became lead vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. He went on to form his own band in 1969, The Lonesome Ramblers. He has recorded and toured with them for more than four decades; delighting countless fans with his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship.
“If you like your bluegrass hard-driving and heartfelt, look no further,” said Radio Bristol producer Kris Truelsen. “Larry Sparks is truly a bluegrass legend.”
Sponsored by Eastman Credit Union, Farm & Fun Time also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report hosted by Corbin Hayslett, an heirloom recipe segment that’s more storytelling than instruction, and live music segways from house band Bill & the Belles.
Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time radio show is recorded before a live audience and is broadcast live as well as via webcast on Radio Bristol. Radio Bristol can be accessed on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org, and through the station’s free mobile app.
Tickets to Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time Christmas “Sparktacular” are $30.