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Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

One of the most decorated groups in bluegrass history is visiting Boise on Tuesday, June 22. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out (pronounced "third time out") are known for their gospel-tinged bluegrass stylings.

This is meat-and-potatoes bluegrass--guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass. The band's a cappella arrangements and unique vocal harmonies have won them the International Bluegrass Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year award seven consecutive times. The band has also received more than 50 industry awards since forming in 1991.

Local band Chicken Dinner Road will open the concert. Influenced by the likes of Earl Scruggs, Foggy Mountain Boys and Bill Monroe, expect CDR to jam out more traditional numbers from the bluegrass lexicon in addition to their quirky, original tunes.

The concert will be located in the acoustically pristine Brandt Auditorium at the Nampa Civic Center. According to the website of Russel Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, "from stage left to right they are a complete band--perhaps the most complete band of the last two decades." The stage at the Civic Center will provide the perfect platform for them to support such a statement.

Tuesday, June 22, 7 p.m., $20, Brandt Auditorium Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555,