Musical Performance: Red Dirt Boys with Phil Madeira, Will Kimbrough, and the Barber Twins
Thu 8 PM | Main Stage
When Emmylou Harris put together the Red Dirt Boys as her backing band, she had an inkling that bringing four close friends together under one musical umbrella might be a beautiful idea. The band’s name is a nod to Emmy’s iconic song and album of the same name, “Red Dirt Girl”.
Made up of Chris Donohue, Will Kimbrough, Bryan Owings, and Wild Goose favorite Phil Madeira, the street cred of this musical collection is tremendous. Their combined songwriting, band, and session credits include Emmylou Harris, Tom Jones, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, Taj mahal, The Phil Keaggy Band, Alison Krauss, Mat Kearney, Old Crow Medicine Show, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Keb’ Mo’, Amy Grant, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Civil Wars, Julie Miller, The Band Perry, Mavis Staples, and many more. Together, Red Dirt Boys call to mind bygone bands like Little Feat and NRBQ, and a wreckless willingness to play outside the box while staying within one of the most infectious groove palettes you’ll ever experience.
The Red Dirt Boys will be joined by the Wild Goose return of Roland Barber on trombone and Rashaan Barber on saxophone.