Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives to bring Western music to Vilar in Beaver Creek
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What: Marty stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives.
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center.
More information: 970-845-8497, www.vilarpac.org.
Staying true to your roots is the ethos of country music, and no one epitomizes this more than Marty Stuart. The “Hillbilly Rock” singer has never lost his hillbilly spirit — or his ability to get people rockin’ to his classic country tunes.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: The Way Out West Tour will come to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are available now by calling 970-845-8497 or visiting http://www.vilarpac.org.
Marty Stuart’s backstory could serve as an abridged history of country music. The five-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician joined Johnny Cash’s backing band in the early ’80s and played on the “Class of ’55” album, which also featured Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. In 1990, Stuart garnered his first top 10 hit on the country charts with “Hillbilly Rock.” One year later, Stuart released the top five hit “Tempted,” the highest charting solo single of his career.
In 1992, Stuart teamed up with fellow “No Hat” country singer Travis Tritt for the honky-tonk anthem “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country charts. Penned by Stuart and Ronny Scaife, you can thank Stuart for this jukebox hit that folks at the saloon still know all the lyrics too. Marty Stuart formed the Fabulous Superlatives in 2002. The group’s latest studio album, 2017’s “Way Out West,” served as an homage to the West Coast’s contribution to country music.
“All the elements woven through the record come together for a final bow, as surf music, spaghetti Western soundtracks, psychedelia and cosmic country merge in celebration of the idealized West that Stuart’s album brings to life,” praised NPR Music.
In early 2018, Stuart co-curated an exhibit with the Grammy Museum titled “Marty Stuart’s Way Out West, A Country Music Odyssey,” which featured items from artists like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. Like Stuart himself, it’s difficult to encapsulate the breadth and scope of Western country music.
With a full catalogue of bluegrass, honky-tonk and hillbilly rock tunes, Stuart is as synonymous with country music as acoustic guitars and cowboy boots.
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