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Tuesday, Nov 19 2013 06:00 AM

Susie Glaze brings bluegrass back to Fiddlers Crossing Dec. 6

The high-octane bluegrass/Americana group, Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band, will return to Fiddlers Crossing Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Susie Glaze is an award-winning recording artist, with Broadway acting and singing credits to her name.

A native Tennessean, Susie grew up in the shadow of the Grand Ole Opry, learning the craft of country and bluegrass by regular immersion in the music of Flatt & Scruggs, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn and others. After relocating to Southern California, Susie joined the bluegrass group, The Eight Hand String Band, and was the 1999 winner of the Los Angeles Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival for Traditional Singing.

The HiLonesome Band was formed in 2003 by Susie and her husband, mandolinist Steve Rankin. Besides Susie and Rankin, the band includes Rob Carlson on guitar and dobro, Fred Sanders on bass and Mark Indictor on fiddle. Along with the usual bluegrass instruments, Susie sometimes incorporates other traditional instruments such as mountain dulcimer, autoharp and hollow-backed, old-time banjo.

For reviews, videos and more information, check www.susieglaze.com and www.fiddlerscrossing.org.

Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street at Robinson Street, in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi Furniture in Old Town, 20346 W. Valley Blvd., or with a credit card by calling 823-9994. A $1 service charge per ticket is added to credit card purchases.

Tickets cost $20, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please note that Fiddlers Crossing is a small venue and some concerts have been selling out, so be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time.

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