The Ballinger Family Band, one of Tennessee’s finest bluegrass and old-time groups, will be hosted by Longniddry Parish Church tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm.
The band has a long and distinguished pedigree, having taken the stage with such luminaries as the Everly Brothers, Bill Monroe, Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris and Johnny Cash.
Kris, Dale and Ethan Ballinger perform music ranging from old time fiddle tunes through gypsy swing to contemporary ballads. Along with their tight-knit vocals, Kris’s guitar work and Dale’s upright bass provide a solid foundation for Ethan to soar on mandolin and guitar.
In addition to several visits to Scotland, Kris and Dale have toured across the United States, Europe and Japan, and have performed at such prestigious venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall.
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