Skaggs, Cooder, White reprise tour
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
– Ricky Skaggs, Ry Cooder and Sharon White will tour again this spring on the "Songs for the Good People" tour.
The shows, which start March 30 in Savannah, Ga. and end April 17 in Tarrytown, N.Y., reprise a 2015 spring tour of the three.
The three will be joined by Joachim Cooder on drums and Mark Fain on bass with occasional guest performances by Buck White and Cheryl White of The Whites who are the father and sister of Sharon. She is married to Skaggs.
Tour dates are:
March 30 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Music Festival
March 31 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
April 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse
April 2 - Tampa, FL - Straz Center
April 3 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Atlanta
April 5 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
April 6-7 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
April 9 - Wilmington, DE - The Grand Opera House
April 11 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Massey Hall
April 12 - London, Ontario, Canada - Centennial Hall
April 14 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Centrepointe Theatre
April 16 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre of Ithaca
April 17 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
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