Rock with the Peacocks tonight at the Zoo!

Apr 12, 2012

WNKU welcomes the Comet Bluegrass All Stars and Magnolia Mountain to Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo tonight at 6pm.  Admission is FREE!

The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars (CBAS) were assembled in 1996 as the Sunday night house band at The Comet a neighborhood pub in Northside, Cincinnati.  Since that time the popularity of the band has grown beyond the lounge at The Comet, opening for such national acts as Sam Bush, Blue Highway, Del McCoury and Ricky Skaggs.  The CBAS won the Cincinnati Enquirer Cammy Award in 2000, 2001 and 2002 for “Best Bluegrass/Folk Band” as well as CityBeat’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2004 for “Best Bluegrass/Folk Band.”

Anchored by an acoustic musical core and gorgeous 2-, 3-, and 4-part close harmony vocals, Magnolia Mountain will appeal to fans of roots music, old and new. Drawing from the deep well of American music, Magnolia Mountain takes different genres, finds the common thread within, and translates them into their own original songs that both pay tribute to the past and carve out their own place in today’s musical landscape.  Magnolia Mountain has been nominated for four Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in 2010 (Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Folk/Americana act, and Best Singer/Songwriter [Mark Utley]). The band was previously nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Folk/Americana category in 2008 and 2009, in addition to performing at the 2009 CEA awards ceremony.

Magnolia Mountain - Hellbound Train