Sylvester Manor of Shelter Island will finish up the 2018 Creekside Concert Series with a performance by award winning bluegrass band, Flatt Lonesome on Sunday, August 12 at 5 p.m.
The band, Kelsi Robertson Harrigill on mandolin and vocals, Buddy Robertson on guitar and vocals, Charli Robertson on fiddle and vocals, Paul Harrigill on the banjo, Michael Stockton on the resophonic guitar, and Dominic Illingworth on acoustic bass, was named the 2017 Vocal Group of the Year – a honor they earned for the second year in a row – as well as the 2016 IMBA award for Song of the Year, with You’re the One, by Dwight Yoakam.
Kyle Cantrell, from Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction, lauded, “It has been absolutely amazing to see this group gain the acceptance and popularity they have. Combining their natural, God-given talent with their winsome and entertaining stage presence, Flatt Lonesome is one of the most compelling and exciting groups I’ve seen in bluegrass for a long time.”
Earlier this year, they taped a sold-out concert with the Turnpike Troubadours which will be aired on PBS’ Bluegrass Underground.
“We are so excited to be welcoming Flatt Lonesome to our Sylvester Manor Creekside Concert stage,” said Director of Programs, Kim Folk. “This energetic young Bluegrass band is showing no signs of slowing down with the release of their new album Silence in These Walls, the group has found a way to euphorically blend contemporary and traditional bluegrass sounds into a masterful blend of original and covers songs.”
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chair. There will be food onsite available for purchase from On the Road Food Truck, King Andrew’s Cheese Wagon, and the Bungalow Bar Ice Cream Truck, as well as local wine and beer.
“More recently, the group has gained additional recognition for their version of the theme to Game of Thrones,” Folk added.
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the gate and can be purchased at www.sylvestermanor.org or by phone at 631-749-0626.
Sylvester Manor is located at 80 North Ferry Road in Shelter Island.