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Join us for the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers CONCERT SERIES! Enjoy the sounds of old-time music throughout the year with this series leading up to the 2019 Fiddlers Convention in October.

Here for the fifth and last concert in the 2019 series is Dave Harvey and Tony Robertson. They will be hosting a mandolin workshop and performing bluegrass favorites on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 7:00 PM in historic McCandless Hall on the campus of Athens State University.

Dave Harvey grew up surrounded by the music of bluegrass and hit the road at age 14, touring as a member of the Red Allen band. In 1985, Dave was recruited by bluegrass great Larry Sparks. He spent nearly four years as a member of Sparks’ band, the Lonesome Ramblers, and can be heard on two recordings, “Gonna Be Movin'” and the now classic, “Silver Reflections.” In September 2003, Larry Sparks brought Dave back to the studio, recording a project for Rebel Records celebrating Sparks’ 40th year in bluegrass. Dave is now Gibson Master Luthier and recently built a replica of Big Mon’s iconic Loar F-5, currently on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville.

Tony Robertson started playing guitar at age 13 and mandolin and banjo around age 15. At age 17, he started in his first bluegrass band named “The Home-Made String Band.” From then on, Tony played in many bands, traveling extensively over the southeast playing at bluegrass festivals and churches. Tony’s career would take a unique turn after joining a band that was formed in 2000 that became known as “Iron Horse.” To date, this band has recorded 23 projects, 15 for CMH Records in Los Angeles, CA, which includes 2 cuts on “Strummin’ with the Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen” and 7 independently produced projects. Iron Horse has gone on to be nominated twice for Grammy awards and has had their version of “Night on The Sun” featured as part of the soundtrack on HBO’s True Blood Season 3 Episode 8. Iron horse has traveled the US and worldwide and has gained national recognition from major newspapers and colleges for their project “Fade to Bluegrass: The Tribute to Metallica.”

Dave and Tony will be joining together for a bluegrass concert and workshop at McCandless Hall at Athens State University.

Purchase your tickets today before they are all gone! This event is brought to you by the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Steering Committee and the Livingston Concert/Lecture Series.