Nashville musician visiting Iron Post
URBANA — A multi-instrumentalist who comes highly recommended by John Pennell, bassist during the early years of Alison Krauss and Union Station, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St. The cover charge is $5.
The award-winning Scott Shipley is a singer-songwriter who performs on acoustic and electric guitar as well as pedal steel guitar, fiddle, banjo, resonator guitar, mandolin and upright and electric bass. He also plays instruments such as harp, sitar and steel drums.
Shipley has performed at famed venues such as the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry, both in Nashville, Tenn. (where he now lives); the International Mandolin Festival in Verraze, Italy; and Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival.
He teaches guitar workshops throughout the United States, Canada and Europe
The Missouri-born Shipley began performing at the age of 5; since then, he's performed in 48 states, 20 countries and five continents.
As a youngster, he was voted "most promising mandolin player" younger than 16 by the Society For the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America.
He also has played at various festivals — in 2005, he headlined the Leadbelly Tribute Festival at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, La. — and in various bands.
Among big-name country artists with whom he's performed or recorded or opened for are Johnny Cash, Little Jimmy Dickens, Porter Wagoner, Crystal Gayle, The Bellamy Brothers, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Brad Paisley, Clint Black, Gretchen Wilson and Kenny Chesney.
He appeared on four episodes of "Muzik Mafia TV" on CMT in 2005.