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Gill announces bluegrass tour

Thursday, May 3, 2012 – Vince Gill will take to the road for a dozen bluegrass shows in June.

Gill will be backed by fiddler Stuart Duncan, guitarist Jeff White, banjoist Jim Mills and bassist Dennis Crouch. Gill will round out the band on guitar, mandolin and vocals.

"After the passing of Earl Scruggs (on March 28)," Gill said, "it means the world to me to do these dates with this world-class band playing the music that Earl defined. I absolutely adore this music."

Duncan is a member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band. White is a regular member of Gill's band. Mills was a member of Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder and has released his own albums. Crouch, like Gill, is a member of the Nashville band, The Time Jumpers.

Tour dates are:

June 13, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA;

June 14, Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach, SC;

June 15 and

June 16, The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA;

June 17, Knight Theater, Charlotte, NC;

June 21, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN;

June 22, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA;

June 23, Anderson Music Hall, Hiawassee, GA;

June 24, Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC;

June 28, Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro, KY;

June 29, Lexington Opera House, Lexington, KY

June 30, Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN.

Bluegrass prodigy Sarah Jarosz will open for Gill from June 13 through June 23. Jarosz signed to Sugar Hill Records when she was 16 and released "Song Up In Her Head," which contains the Grammy-nominated Mansinneedof and "Follow Me Down."

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