IIIrd Tyme Out (#119)

An award-winning bluegrass band known for a cappella vocals and superb instrumentation.


Bluegrass fans will enjoy a performance from one of the most celebrated groups of the 1990s as IIIrd Tyme Out takes the Jubilee stage. The program highlights the band’s definitive quartet singing, which has become the standard by which other contemporary groups are judged.

Since forming in 1991, the group has dominated bluegrass industry awards. Six-time winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year Award, IIIrd Tyme Out has earned critical acclaim while consistently bringing its material to the top of the bluegrass charts.

IIIrd Tyme Out, featuring Russell Moore, Ray Deaton, Mike Hartgrove, Wayne Benson, and Steve Dilling, has recorded more than half a dozen albums, including one live release recorded at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY. With its blend of contemporary classics and new interpretations of seminal bluegrass tunes, Live at the MAC, wrote critic Jon Weisberger, represents “a bold reply to those who claim that the makers of modern bluegrass have lost touch with the spirit and sound of yesterday’s giants. Moving the listener is what it’s about, and IIIrd Tyme Out has the artistry and soul to do it.”

IIIrd Tyme Out brings its talented blend of contemporary and legendary bluegrass to Jubilee in a performance taped at the 1999 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.


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