Live Bluegrass at the Palace Grand

Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley at the Palace Grand.
Sat June 14. Doors: 7:30

Janet is an accomplished bluegrass banjo player, singer, songwriter, and teacher. She has taught banjo, harmony singing, music theory, ear training, song writing, improvisation, band ensemble skills, and audio engineering/production at numerous bluegrass workshops, including the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, Midwest Banjo Camp, American Banjo Camp, Banjo Camp North, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week, Munich Banjo Camp, and Sore Fingers Bluegrass Week in the UK.

Janet’s solo CD, 5 South was the focus of a profile article in the August 2005 issue of Banjo Newsletter, and appeared on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Survey Chart for Top 15 Albums. The song, “Julia Belle,” spent eight months on the Top 30 Songs Chart, reaching #9. Janet produced and engineered all of the CSB band albums, as well as solo projects by guitar virtuoso Eric Uglum.

He is a winner of the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in both bluegrass and gospel categories. His songs have been recorded by Claire Lynch (“Paul and Peter Walked,”Thibodaux,” “God Spoke His Name”), Dale Ann Bradley (“Julia Belle”), Danny Paisley (Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away”), Larry Cordle (“First Train Robbery”), Michael Cleveland (“Farewell for a Little While,”), Bobby Osborne (“Shenandoah Wind”), and Doyle Lawson (“When the Last of Our Days Shall Come”), Sally Jones (“Saro”), Eric Uglum (“Old Road to Jerusalem”) and others.

In 2009, with co-writer Ivan Rosenberg, Chris received the award for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Song of the Year for “Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away,” recorded by Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass. He has taught rhythm guitar and songwriting at the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, the American River Music Camp, the California Bluegrass Association music camp, Sorefingers Bluegrass Week in the UK, and the Augusta Heritage workshop in West Virginia. He has toured the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East with Chris Stuart & Backcountry, and has released three band albums and a solo CD.

Produced in partnership with the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Camp and Parks Canada.

$20 Adv / $25 at the door / $10 under 12 at the door
Tickets available at KIAC & Max’s