Wednesday 16th, May 2012 | 7:00 PM500 Bagby St., St. Louis, MO 63125
Ticket Price: $5.00
Tickets are $5.00 at the Door – 12 and under are free. Gates open at 6pm – Showtime is 7:00pm. In case of rain, we will move inside to Grants Shelter at the JB Amphitheater. Bring chairs and blankets – No Coolers – food and drink will be available.
Cumberland Gap began taking shape in 1998 with Greg Silsby (vocals, guitar), Aaron Muskopf (bass) and Dave Anderson (guitar). Kevin Liley (banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro) joined the group in 2000 and Cecil Tinnon (mandolin) soon followed. Since the beginning Cumberland Gap has stayed true to its roots. Their acoustic renditions of classic folk, blues, and bluegrass along with their inspired list of original songs have gained a steadily growing enthusiastic audience. They were named as the best bluegrass band in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times in 2004 and again in 2009. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch named Cumberland Gap one of the "17 local bands you ought to know about" and had this to say about their live shows: "With their three-part harmonies soaring over strong, inspired string work, Cumberland Gap captures the soulful, upbeat side of American folk and bluegrass." Cumberland Gap was awarded best bluegrass band in St. Louis at the 2006 St. Louis Music Awards capturing both the public and critics picks