Rounder Concert To Be Aired On PBS
February 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM (PT)
Last fall a very special concert took place at the Grand Ole Opry in NASHVILLE. The event marked the 40th anniversary of ROUNDER RECORDS. It was also recorded and filmed and is now a special that is going to be aired by public television stations across the country beginning in MARCH.
Hosted by singer-actress MINNIE DRIVER, the show features performances by ALISON KRAUSS, MADELEINE PEYROUX, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER and comedian STEVE MARTIN in his alter-ego as a serious banjo player.
The evening also honored the three co-founders of the MASSACHUSETTS-based label that specializes folk, bluegrass and indigenous music from around the globe. They are KEN IRWIN, BILL NOWLIN and MARIAN LEIGHTON-LEVY, who were still university students back in 1970 when they started the label.
Check your local listing for the air air time on your PBS station..