Hall of Fame Member Rodney Dillard performs in Owensboro; The Dillards gained fame on The Andy Griffith Show

December 13, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated December 9, 2021 | 10:22 pm

Photo courtesy of Rodney Dillard

Rodney Dillard will perform live on Jan. 15 at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. A founding member of The Dillards along with his brother Doug, the duo became a driving force in creating new sounds in the West Coast music environment and garnered recognition for playing The Darlings on The Andy Griffith Show.

Rodney Dillard was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. The Dillards carved their own path in bluegrass history by modernizing and popularizing the sound of bluegrass in the 1960s and 1970s.

For decades, The Dillards brought their signature “L.A. bluegrass/country rock” full-harmony sound to audiences across the globe, creating an imprint so large that musicians from all across the spectrum credit The Dillards as a singular influence.

Legendary musicians and groups such as Elton John, Don Henley, John Paul Jones, Linda Ronstadt, John McEuen, Steve Martin, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and Sam Bush all cite The Dillards, as do exciting artists carrying their own mantle (such as Billy Strings and The Avett Brothers).

“We are committed to presenting music that matters and are pleased to host Rodney Dillard at Hall of Fame in January,” said Chris Joslin, Executive Director of the Hall of Fame. “Not only is he a member of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, but the trail he blazed with The Dillards blending traditional music with more modern sounds influenced so many artists.”

Tickets are on sale now, and reserved seating tickets are $20 each. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the Hall of Fame box office.

December 13, 2021 | 12:07 am

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