Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Location: R.A. Fountain

From the September 27, 2007 FAD:

The Triangle-based bluegrass trio Nixon, Blevins, and Gage makes its Fountain debut this coming Friday night.

Bill and Libby Hicks return to town with Chapel Hill-based singer-songwriter Joe Woodson on Saturday night for a double-header evening of original and classic old-time, country, and folk music.

Larry Nixon, one of the co-hosts of the PineCone Bluegrass Show on WQDR-Raleigh, and David Blevins have been picking together since the mid-1990s. When Steven Gage joined them, on bass, their trio was born. They have released 4 critically acclaimed CDs, including their newest, Picking with Friends.

The band has been most heavily influenced by the music and performance style of Doc Watson. They were featured at the 2006 MerleFest and have performed with Del McCoury, the Grass Cats, and Carolina Road, among others.

Tags: acoustic Carolina, bluegrass, Concert, folk, guitar