Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys, with Cherryholmes, at UCLA's Royce Hall
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Both bands very excellent, and it was an honor to see the living legend, Ralph Stanley, in person. It was my first time seeing him. Although he seemed bored at times, and kept looking at his watch, his band delivered, and the opening act, Cherryholmes was a headliner in its own.
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See videos of Ralph Stanley and Cherryholmes at the UCLA Live website.
Generations of bluegrass stars align over Royce Hall. Living legend Ralph Stanley shaped post- war American music with the Stanley Brothers, and recently was re-introduced to the world via his indelible a cappella rendition of “O Death” on the “O Brother! Where Art Thou?” soundtrack. Nashville’s family-band sensation Cherryholmes is led by bearded patriarch Jere and mandolinist mom Jenny Lee, joined by their kids Cia Leigh (banjo), B.J. (fiddle), Skip (mandolin) and Kate (fiddle). Mixing old-time chops and new-attitude spins, the group has become the top-selling bluegrass band with three acclaimed albums and irrepressible live concerts.