The Volunteer String Band is fronted by one of the most singular vocalists in music today, Travis Stinson.
The VSB has been a staple of the Music City scene for over 15 years and can be heard everywhere from Nashville’s famous Lower Broadway, to the cavernous depths of Bluegrass Underground, to the barn stage of Music City Roots, and even the tent stages of Bonnaroo.
Opening Act: Jimbo Darville & The Truckadors
While the Truckadours’ music is originally derived from truckin’ roots of “raw” ol’ time country and bluegrassy songs along with the outlaw sounds of the 70’s & 80’s, they have certainly taken it to a whole different level! Jimbo Darville & the Truckadours are truly one of very few bands (if not the only one) that write and play “subject specific” music versus “genre specific” songs/styles. In other words, they encompass a variety of musical flavors while maintaining a constant thread…truck drivin’! That’s not to suggest that they roll out an eclectic mish-mash of tunes… it all certainly ties together as they’re pickin’ & grinnin’ about the trials and tribulations of a driver, his rig, truckstops & cafes, smokey bears, & women across the land! They certainly center off more traditional grass-roots sound with original songs like Highway is My Home and Thank God for this C.B., and also encompass a grittier outlaw sound with Anything Leavin’ Town andTruck Drivin’ Son-of-a-Gun. But their rock backgrounds really shine with originals like Toll Booth Blues and Bad Ride Suicide. If you can’t find a Truckadour song you like, then you just ain’t ‘merican!!!