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Tune in All Week For a Chance to Win Tickets to The Lil Smokies

January 26, 2020
The Lil Smokies, masters of reimagining roots music, will be performing at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, February 5th. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tune in all week to KZYR 97.7 for a chance to win tickets to the show! 
Get to know The Lil Smokies with these fun facts: 
  1. The January edition of Bluegrass Today said that the band has caught fire and are "ready to break out." 
  2. The band initially came together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Current members include: Scott Parker on bass, Jack Simpson on fiddle, Matt Rieger on guitar, Matt Cornette on banjo, and Andy Dunnigan on dobro.
  3. In 2015 the band won the Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. 
  4. The Lil Smokies have performed at the High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest, and FloydFest, as well as other festivals.
  5. The band recently released their new album, "Tornillo." According to Bluegrass Today, the songs on the album made it clear that the band has "made a quantum leap forward in terms of their musical maturity and the ability to turn their lively grassicana sound into music that can find added appeal in the mainstream." 

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