Americana band BIG VIRGINIA SKY Heading to D.C. for Six Shows

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Americana folk band Big Virginia Sky will perform at a string of events in the Washington D.C. area beginning February 16, 2016. The band has been packing venues from Florida to Maryland promoting their self-titled new album that features numerous standout tracks like “Love Song” with guest Sierra Hull.

full-band-side-stage-by-michael-loftisBig Virginia Sky features the talents of guitar player James Adkins on vocals and award­-winning mandolinist and songwriter, Scott Slay. Brothers and award­-winning instrumentalists, Dale Lazar provide percussion, with Taylor Gerber on electric bass.

sammy-shelor-greenlightonbanjo-michael-loftisVirginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Sammy Shelor appears on the album and will be performing with Big Virginia Sky at three of the six upcoming D.C. shows. Shelor is a 5-­time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Award winner, recipient of the 2nd Annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass award, and is the current band leader and banjoist for Lonesome River Band.

Tickets are now on sale for:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 8:30pm
Big Virginia Sky – James Adkins, Scott Slay, Dale Lazar, Taylor Gerber
Venue: Hill Country, 410 7th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 10:00pm
Big Virginia Sky – James Adkins, Scott Slay, Dale Lazar, Taylor Gerber
Venue: Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 9:00pm
Big Virginia Sky – James Adkins, Scott Slay, Dale Lazar, Taylor Gerber
Venue: Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, MD

Friday, February 19 – 10:15pm
Big Virginia Sky – James Adkins, Scott Slay, Dale Lazar, Steve Lazar, Sammy Shelor
Charm City Bluegrass Festival Presents Battle of the Bands Round 2
Venue: Union Craft Brewing, 1700 Union Ave., Baltimore, MD. Tickets $7. Purchase in advance here.

Saturday, Feb 20 – 6:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm); 21 and over
Big Virginia Sky – James Adkins, Scott Slay, Dale Lazar, Steve Lazar, Sammy Shelor
Frozen Harbor Festival
Venue: Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place, Baltimore, MDbigvirginiasky2_large
Tickets $15. Purchase online here.

Saturday, Feb 20 – 10:30 pm
Big Virginia Sky – James Adkins, Scott Slay, Dale Lazar, Steve Lazar, Sammy Shelor
Venue: Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K Street NW, Washington, DC

Radio stations can download Big Virginia Sky at AirPlayDirect. Americana tracks include the popular “Love Song,” “Southbound,” “Pour One for Me,” and “Big Virginia Sky,” Bluegrass and Folk stations are currently spinning two instrumentals – “Sammy’s Breakdown” and “Bullfrog.”

For more information on Big Virginia Sky, please visit www.bigvirginiasky.com.