Miami University Middletown’s Verity Traditions program will host an evening of bluegrass music with Nightflyer from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 in Verity Lodge.
Nightflyer offers a dynamic mix of bluegrass — traditional, contemporary, a little gospel and a touch of the blues thrown in to make for an entertaining evening. Named in honor of Tony Rice’s song and album of the same name, Nightflyer consists of a group of talented professionals hailing from Southwestern Ohio. The band’s lead singer and guitarist Richard Propps, consistently receives rave reviews on his powerful and often awe-inspiring vocals and excellent guitar playing. Superb mandolinist and occasional lead vocalist Rick Hayes, spent four years touring nationally with the Gibson Brothers, and received a coveted Highlight Review from Bluegrass Unlimited on his solo CD, Fly By Night. Tony Kakaris is their heartbeat on the standup bass, lending baritone as well as lead vocals to the group. Tim Jackson adds spice to the mix with his fiery dobro performances, and an occasional baritone and lead as well. Rounding out the sound is Ronnie Stewart, contributing killer banjo, and sweet lyrical tenor and lead vocals. This evening is sponsored by the Miami Regional Artist Series.
Next up for Verity Traditions is a discussion on the afterlife and other Halloween inspired topics led by The Thought Sherpas (Oct. 24, 6 p.m.) followed by Terri Chatfield from Ohio State University’s Butler County Extension Office helping you “Fall in Love with Your Crock Pot” (Nov. 6, 6 p.m.)
Verity Traditions connects community and campus with the tradition of Verity Lodge. These programs are free and open to the public. To view a current schedule of programs offered, visit regionals.miamioh.edu/verity/events.htm. For more information, call (513) 727-3472 or email [email protected]. Miami University Middletown’s Verity Lodge is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.