Red Dirt Ruckus plays the Kentucky Mine

Every year at the Music at the Mine concert series, organizers showcase a band that is relatively unknown in the region, but deserving of an opportunity to headline a show at the Kentucky Mine.

On Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m., this summer’s “Under the Radar” concert will feature the Red Dirt Ruckus hailing from Placerville. A progressive “jamgrass” band, the Ruckus combine elements of “funk and reggae” to their genre-bending brand of traditional bluegrass.

Driven by a solid rhythm section, their music easily induces folks to the dance floor. A most unique feature of the Ruckus is their incorporation and use of a horn section that emphatically locks the band into “funk jams” throughout the evening.

“Fun, familiar and exotic, the Red Dirt Ruckus will send you home with a smile on your face and feeling fine for the ensuing days to come,” said organizers.Joining the Ruckus on stage for part of the evening and performing during the pre-concert BBQ will be local mandolin/guitar prodigy, Kyle Ledson. A high school senior and living in Camptonville, Ledson has been performing with established string bands and earning increasing opportunities to perform as a solo artist at concerts and music festivals, as well.

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Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the gate and can be purchased online at www.sierracountyhistory.org. The pre-concert BBQ ($18) will be served at 6 p.m. and, as always, guests are welcome to bring your own food and beverages to the show.

Questions and information can be obtained by calling Chris Stockdale at 862-1076.