Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Theatre at Washington, Virginia
291 Gay St, Washington VA 22747
All Seats Reserved
$25 - Adults
$10 - Under 18
Circa Blue's tight vocal harmonies, clean instrumentation, and creative arrangements keep audiences tapping their toes and dancing in their seats.
Their self-titled debut CD was released in February 2012 to rave national reviews from both Bluegrass Today and Bluegrass Unlimited.
Their sophomore album, “A Darker Blue”, graced the top 40 on the Roots Music charts for overall album for over a year. And the song “To Mabel with Love” charted as high as #15 for single song.
IN 2016 the band's release of "Once Upon A Time" was met with positive reviews and the title cut "Once Upon A Time" charted at #11 on the Bluegrass Today Radio Charts.
"Once Upon A Time, the latest release from West Virginia’s Circa Blue on Orange Blossom Records, is without question their most ambitious and artistically successful recording to date.....Once Upon A Time shows the steady growth of Circa Blue, marking their continuing claim to move into headliner status"-John Lawless Bluegrass Today
Steve Harris grew up on bluegrass music. At age 14, his dad purchased two guitars, a mandolin, a dobro, a bass, and a banjo for his five children. Multiple configurations ensued that ultimately resulted in Steve playing guitar, dobro and banjo in “The Harris Family Band.” Steve formed Circa Blue in July 2010. He plays guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals.
Ryan Mullins is currently serving as a musician with The United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps as a bass drum instrumentalist. Ryan is a graduate of East Tennessee State University & West Virginia University where he earned degrees in music with a concentration in percussion performance. A native of Southwest Virginia, Ryan grew up with the love of bluegrass and traditional music and has performed as a member of Bluestone, Whitewater, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome and Wildfire. Ryan lives in Alexandria with his beautiful wife Jocelyn and looks forward to making great music with Circa Blue!
Matt Hickman is a talented, self-taught banjo player following in his grandfather’s footsteps. At age eleven, his parents bought him his first banjo and he soon began to learn the clawhammer style of playing. Matt’s desire to play “bluegrass” style began when he was introduced to Earl Scruggs’ music. Over the years he honed his skills in not only Scrugg’s style, but melodic as well. He has performed with many bands such as Long Meadow Mining Company, Red Moon, Southern Sage, and Hickory Ridge. In addition to playing banjo, Matt is an accomplished instrumental song writer as well.
From the Northern end of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Malia Furtado grew up surrounded by music. She started playing classical violin at the age of three and at age seven, her family started playing bluegrass after going to the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention. Combining her classical and bluegrass repertoire, she established herself as an award winning musician!
Malia has performed at some notable venues that include the Kennedy Center, Ryman Auditorium, America's Cup of Polo, ROMP, and the Carter Family Fold. Previous bands she has played in and for include her family band, All 4 Hymn, Blue Light Special, Driving Force, No Speed Limit and Heather Berry.
Jacob Bly has always had a love for music, which flourished when he got his first banjo at the age of 14. Since then, he has been honing his musical skills playing with local Shenandoah Valley favorites such as Bud's Collective, Banana Express, and Joseph Hott & The Short Mountain Boys.
Jacob first picked up bass while in college at Virginia Tech when he was asked to fill in for a band that had an open spot. This opened up a whole new world of musical genres and ideas that he has been pursuing ever since. He now brings his diverse musical background to Circa Blue, where he plays bass and provides harmony vocals.
Visit Circa Blue's website: Circa-Blue.com