Apr 29 2020
May 29 2020


Presented by McKissick Museum at Online/Virtual Space

Quarantunes continues Friday, May 1st with the amazing Kristin Benson, performing Bluegrass. Kristin Scott Benson is the five-time, reigning, International Bluegrass Music Association’s Banjo Player of the Year and recipient of the 2018 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. We are overjoyed to have her perform Friday, May 1st at 7pm!

Since 2008, she has been a member of Grammy-nominated and two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, The Grascals. Kristin is one of the nation’s top bluegrass banjo players, exhibiting impeccable taste, timing, and tone. With an attentive ear to back-up, she is known and respected as a true team player among her peers.

Kristin’s latest solo album, entitled Stringworks, is on Mountain Home Records and was released in July of 2016. It debuted in the top-ten on Billboard’s Bluegrass album chart and the self-penned opening track, Great Waterton, was nominated for IBMA’s Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. The record is a mixture of styles that reflect her tastes and features original and traditional instrumentals, as well as vocal songs that showcase her banjo playing.

Kristin has been featured on The Grascals’ albums since 2008, including the release, Before Breakfast, which topped the Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart, holding the #1 slot for 8 consecutive months. Media performances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk, among others. The band has performed for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as accumulating over 200 performances on The Grand Ole Opry.

Can’t make the livestream? Not to worry! McKissick will upload all performances to YouTube and Facebook for easy viewing at at a later date.

Quarantunes is just a small part of the McKissick Museum’s mission to support the traditional arts in South Carolina. As you enjoy the sights and sounds of these influential artists, we hope you’ll consider supporting McKissick Museum’s Midlands Gives Campaign on May 5th. All monies raised will go directly to 10 local artists who have been selected to participate in FOLKFabulous 2020 and heavily affected by COVID-19. Your support will help ensure the continuation of the South Carolina’s arts heritage and FOLKFabulous for years to come!

Admission Info

Tune in to Facebook Live from 7-8pm. If you miss the Livestream, no worries, it will posted on Facebook & YouTube for your convenience.

Dates & Times

2020/04/29 - 2020/05/29

Additional time info:

Tune in to Facebook Live from 7-8pm. If you miss the Livestream, no worries, it will posted on Facebook & YouTube for your convenience.

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space