Worlds Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade and ‘Love Canon’.
Come one come all to the Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the World Saturday, March 17, 2018 5PM. Wear your green and bring your LUCK for Clifton Forge Main Streets 50/50 Raffle. Cheer on the annual UGLY KNEE contest and enjoy the fun. Continue the celebration at the Renown Jack Mason’s Tavern & Brewery. Enjoy strolling Historic downtown Clifton Forge, VA, fine dining at Cafe’ Michel or venture out to Bella’s Pizza & Subs. The evening continues with Love Canon at the Historic Masonic Theatre – 8PM.
Get your St. Paddy’s Day groove with us. Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It’s a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There’s no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool’s errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony.
Sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia’s LOVE CANON currently resides in full bloom. The musicians, led by guitarist Jesse Harper, are six seasoned virtuoso string players fused together by wood and wire to become LOVE CANON.
With a passenger van and a trucker’s atlas, LOVE CANON has been touring the mid-Atlantic since 2010 bringing their own raucous blend of bluegrass to the masses. The band’s diehard fans are music lovers first and foremost, drawn to the beautiful high-lonesome stylings of Harper’s guitar and vocals paired with banjo master Adam Larrabee, mandolin pickin’ by Andy Thacker with Darrell Muller holding down the low-end on standup bass. The band is augmented with the sweet sounds of resonator guitar king Jay Starling on the Beard MA-6.
LOVE CANON has previously shared the stage and studio with David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby
and as a band has toured with Josh Ritter and The Infamous Stringdusters. They have played festivals around
the country; including LOCK’N and GOTV, have played live on the BBC and RTE radio and are currently recording
their fourth studio album, LOVE CANON & FRIENDS, with special guest Keller Williams and many more.
LOVE CANON’S third album LOVE CANON GREATEST HITS III includes the hits DANGER ZONE, DOWN UNDER, and TOUCH OF GREY.
Check out Love Canon on YOUTUBE.
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
Saturday, March 17 at 8:00PM
Tickets: Main Orch: $30; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $25
Rear Balc: $20; Boxes: $40
Another FANtastic reason to Visit Clifton Forge VA.