PERU - The Bluegrass Gospel Project will perform at Peru Community Church, 13 Elm St., Friday, Feb. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The six-piece acoustic ensemble features Plattsburgh native Steve Light on banjo, and Vermonters Colby Crehan on vocals, Paul Miller on guitar, Kirk Lord on upright bass, and Gene White Jr. on fiddle. Returning to the band after a three-year sabbatical is Jim DiSabito on mandolin. The band presents songs covering a wide variety of musical styles, drawing on bluegrass, folk, and Americana influences.
The Bluegrass Gospel Project's debut performance was at First Night Burlington in 2001. Since that time, the band has performed for audiences throughout the northeastern U.S. and Quebec. The band recently performed for former president George W. Bush and Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at a private function in the Adirondacks.
The Feb. 11 performance will feature two 45-minute sets with an intermission. Admission at the door will be $8 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, students and children. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the church's arts council fund.
For more information, visit www.bluegrassgospelproject.com or contact Mary P. Breyette at 962-4810, ext. 407.