OXFORD, Miss. – America’s Navy is coming home to Oxford, one of 13 cities to host a performance by the United States Navy Band Country Current during its 2014 tour.
The show is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 14) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.
The Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship. This seven-member ensemble employs musicians from diverse backgrounds with extensive high-profile recording and touring experience in the music scenes of Nashville, Tennessee, New York, New Orleans and more. In the tradition of country music, each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments. The band utilizes banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle and electric bass, among others.
One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All the band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s musical ensembles on a regular basis.
For more information about this concert, visit http://www.navyband.navy.mil/national_tour.shtml.