The band will take to the outdoor stage at One World Brewing West for an event they’ve dubbed Asheville Winter Grass – a rare collaborative performance with Acoustic Syndicate lead vocalist Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry.
As a founding member of the influential newgrass band Acoustic Syndicate, Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry has penned songs for nine albums and performed coast to coast – at events like Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Farm Aid, and many more. He has also fronted popular side projects, such as Big Daddy Bluegrass Band and Big Blue. A sixth generation farmer from Cleveland County, McMurry continues to dig into his heritage of music and farming.
In addition to Humphrey – a Grammy and IBMA award winner – Songs From the Road Band features the talents of award-winning contest mandolin player Mark Schimick, founding member and smooth lead vocalist Sam Wharton, two-time National Fiddle Champion James Schlender, and acclaimed young banjoist Gabe Epstein. “When it comes to harmony singing, Mark and Sam have practically unlimited range,” continues Humphrey. “When you add Big Daddy’s strong lead vocals to that mix, it’s very powerful.”