Arts and Entertainment

Blue Heron brings on bluegrass

Nell Robinson and her All Star Band. - Mike Melnyk Photo
Nell Robinson and her All Star Band.
— image credit: Mike Melnyk Photo

San Francisco-based roots singer Nell Robinson will bring her bluegrass All Star Band to Vashon for a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Blue Heron.

Organizers of the concert pegged Robinson’s music as “Alabama soul music with a Bay Area twist,” and compared the singer to Emmylou Harris and political activist and singer Hazel Dickens.

Her band’s instrumentation includes mandolin, slide steel, guitar, banjo, fiddle and string bass. She has released two critically acclaimed albums, and her band has five separate albums to its credit.

Take a listen at www.nellrobinson.com to get a preview.

Tickets, $14 to $17, are available at VAA, Heron’s Nest, Vashon Bookshop and www.brownpapertickets.com. Special student discount tickets, $10, are available at the door.

 

 

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