first_imgBilly Strings continues to make a name for himself, entreating fans along for the ride with his soulful folk music. Today, Billy Strings has announced that he’ll be bringing that music on the road for a lengthy Winter Tour in early 2017.The 36 date trek features a slew of headlining and festival dates with his three piece band of bluegrass bandits, co-bills with Shook Twins and The Lil’ Smokies, and runs supporting The Infamous Stringdusters and Railroad Earth. Smack in the middle of the tour, Billy will also join the legendary David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience for a handful of shows.Billy Strings is touring in support of his self-titled EP release from June 2016, and expects to put out a full length album in 2017. Along with Billy Strings, Drew Matulich on mandolin, Billy Failing on banjo and Brad Tucker on bass complete this exciting touring band!Check out the full tour schedule below and head to the Billy Strings website for details.Billy Strings Winter Tour 2017 Dates1/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *1/14 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *1/15 Abingdon, VA – Historic Barter Theatre *1/21 McMinnville, TN – Bluegrass Underground **1/24 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon *1/25 Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester PAC *1/26 Cincinnati, OH – On Sale Soon1/27 Evanston, IL – SPACE %%1/28 Indianapolis, IN – Scratched Vinyl2/1 Tulsa, OK – American Theatre Company On Sale Soon2/3 Albuquerque, NM – The Cooperage2/4 Colorado Springs, CO – Gold Room2/8 Billings, MT – Pub Station ***2/9 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Bluegrass2/10 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Bluegrass2/11 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Bluegrass2/15 Seattle WA – Tractor Tavern2/16 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar2/17 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar2/18 Enterprise, OR – OK Theatre ^2/22 Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre ^^2/23 Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note ^^2/24 Steamboat Springs, CO – Winter Wondergrass2/25 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater3/4 Davie, FL – David Posnack JCC ^^^3/17 St. Augustine, FL – Anastasia Music Festival ^^^3/18 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern ^^^3/22 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room %3/23 Minneapolis, MN – 1st Avenue %3/24 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater %3/25 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre %3/27 Indianapolis, IN – Vouge Theatre %3/29 Memphis, TN – Inglewood Hall %3/30 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works %3/31 Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center – Fletcher Opera Theater4/1 Martinsville, VA – Rives Theater* supporting The Infamous Stringdusters** supporting Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper*** supporting Dead Horses^ with Shook Twins^^ with Lil’ Smokies^^^ as part of David Grisman Bluegrass Experience% supporting Railroad Earth%% with The Suitcase Junketlast_img read more


first_imgLeonard J. “Inky” Jackson, 50, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday June 1, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born March 6, 1970 in Cincinnati, OH., son of the late Elizabeth (Vic) Williams.Leonard worked as a Receiving Manager for Gardens Alive, with over 10 years of service.He loved to cook and grill. He enjoyed fishing and his work, and a good cold beer after work. Leonard had many friends at Gardens Alive. He loved his dogs, Jakota and Jade. He was a wonderful dad and step-dad, and he will be greatly missed.Leonard is survived by his loving spouse of 11 years Amber (McCool) Jackson, children, Kiara Jackson, Tayler Jackson, Danielle Jackson and Darnez Townsend, Christian Horne, Keith Jackson, Kaitlyn Jackson, Kaleb Jackson; siblings, Dina (James) Harrison of Fairfield, OH, Robert (Tasha) Jackson of Greendale, IN, Deleise (Frederick) Douglas of Cincinnati, OH; loving grandchildren, Quartex Jackson, Leona Jackson, Zayon Edwards and Lhyrik Jackson; mother-in-law, Kathy (Harry) Holdcraft; brother-in-law, Jeremy McCool; Aunt, Martina Craig of Las Vegas, NV; lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.He was preceded in death by Mother, Elizabeth Williams.Friends will be received Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 4:00 PM.Contributions may be made to the familly. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a cardDue to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.Our prayers go out to all of the health care community and those affected by COVID-19.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more