High 48s Bluegrass Band to Present Third Annual 'Americana Music Concert' Here May 8

An evening of bluegrass and old-time music -- featuring The High 48s, alt-country singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks and jazz mandolin virtuoso Don Stiernberg -- is coming to the auditorium of O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

The-High-48s-imagenewsroomThe band’s third annual “Americana Music Concert” starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8. Doors open at 7 p.m.

“We had such a blast with Robbie and Don last year,” said High 48s fiddler Eric Christopher. “The place was packed and the response of the people who showed up was so over-the-top that we decided we might have the makings of an annual tradition.”

The High 48s is a traditional bluegrass band from the Twin Cities and winner of the RockyGrass Bluegrass Band Competition. Formed in 2006, the band has released six albums, including the 2014 “Great Northern Railroad,” a collection of original and classic train songs that was recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy-winner Randy Kohrs.

Tickets for adults are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; kids 12 and under are free. For advance tickets visit the band’s website here.