Rhonda Vincent and the Rage here Saturday

Published 9:26 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

Davie County Arts Council’s last show of their 2016-2017 “Season of Applause!” will be with a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music.

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will be making a return appearance at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

World-class musicians, and an award-winning voice set the stage for the performance that reaches beyond bluegrass music. Known as “The Queen of Bluegrass,” Vincent brings the most award winning band in bluegrass music history with more than 100 awards.

Vincent has been awarded the title from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music as “Entertainer of the Year” for 15 years, “Female Vocalist of the Year” for over 20 years.

The group was awarded the 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year and the individual musicians received awards as well: the 2016 Bass Performer of the Year went to Mickey Harris and 2016 Guitar Performer of the Year went to Josh Williams. The Rage includes musicians Hunter Berry on fiddle, Brent Burke on dobro, Mickey Harris on bass, Aaron McDaris on banjo, and Josh Williams on guitar.

Vincent takes the stage in designer gowns, stiletto heels, in a take-charge manner, far from the type set that Hollywood has portrayed as the image of acoustic music.

“We’re changing the landscape of our music in many aspects; to show we are sophisticated, educated, and hold a deep respect for the tradition of our music, keeping the roots embedded within the perimeters of our songs, to create a balance of tradition mixed with a contemporary flare, and present our own unique brand of music,” she said.

“We want our listeners to hear with their hearts. Music is a business, but I hope we don’t let it show that much. The business part is a necessity; but most of all it’s the love of the music, that keeps us doing what we do.”

The voice of Vincent is the centerpiece, surrounded by the rhythms of each instrument; featuring the individual styles of the musicians.

Call today to purchase reserved seating ticket(s), adult $33 and senior $32, by contacting the Brock’s Box Office (Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m., 336-751-3000.