Grammy-nominated Rhonda Vincent provides bluegrass to the Lamp Theatre

Grammy-nominated Rhonda Vincent provides bluegrass to the Lamp Theatre

Rhonda Vincent acquired to enjoy the drums at age 6, the mandolin at 8, and the fiddle all before reaching her teenage a long time.

She’s been recording bluegrass songs considering the fact that she was 5, with her spouse and children on “The Sally Mountain Exhibit.” She is the fifth generation of her Missouri relatives to participate in music.

That could account for why she seems to get the finest rest on her tour bus.

“The other night I slept for 10-and-a-fifty percent hrs,” she stated with a snicker. “I in no way do that at property.”

This month, Vincent — a seven-time “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the Intercontinental Bluegrass Songs Association, 2020 Grand Ole Opry inductee and Grammy Award winner — will be resting up for an April 22 effectiveness at the Lamp Theatre in Irwin.

“We’re psyched to be back on the road right after 2020,” she stated. “In the spring, everything is new, and it is an thrilling time. As well as, we normally have fun where ever we go.”

Vincent said the band ordinarily stops at a neighborhood restaurant, checks out the sights and does a little searching.

“We enjoy receiving a taste of the local meals and observing what is one of a kind about an space,” she explained. “Each working day we’re like, ‘Where are we? Who are we going to satisfy right now?’”

Vincent’s hottest report, “Music is What I See,” is not only Grammy-nominated but also incorporates a go over of the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody,” rather significantly off the beaten route for someone regarded for bluegrass.

Vincent said she was impressed by her partner, Herb.

“During the pandemic, we’d never ever used so substantially time collectively persistently in 37 yrs, due to the fact I was out enjoying,” she stated. “We do all these sad music, but we really do not do any tunes truly pledging our love. And I was household with him and begun contemplating of a music I could participate in for him.”

The tune has grow to be a conventional at Vincent’s reveals, with it supplied a tiny more Appalachian flavor by the band.

“I purposely turned up the banjo in the mix,” Vincent reported. “In Gettysburg last calendar year, there were 3 tiers of people today dancing to that song. I appreciate that individuals enjoy it.”

The press and pull of a live audience also is something Vincent loves.

“I really don’t have a setlist,” she explained. “If people today are applauding for the fiddle tunes, I’m heading to call more of them.”

And with dozens of information less than her belt, there’s no telling what viewers members may possibly request to hear.

“The other night time, men and women ended up requesting music that some of the new men in the band under no circumstances at any time listened to prior to,” she said. “I instructed the viewers, ‘They’ve never heard it in advance of, but we’re going to give it a attempt.’”

Vincent explained it will help getting veterans like fiddler Hunter Berry and bassist Mickey Harris anchoring the group — both of those have been with Vincent for around two many years.

“They go onstage and you know they’re all set to do their jobs,” she stated. “And our new guys are so gifted, they’ve been able to step proper in.”

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage will enjoy the Lamp Theater at 8 p.m., April 22. For extra data and tickets ($49), phone 724-367-4000 or see

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Critique workers author. You can get in touch with Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or through Twitter .