Skaggs opens "Treasure Chest" in Big Apple

Friday, December 24, 2010 – Ricky Skaggs will preview his 2011 "Treasure Chest" tour at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on Jan. 9, 2011. This is Skaggs' first tour with a full band in more than 20 years.

The tour will result in Skaggs performing sets from his entire career, which includes, of course, bluegrass (where he started and performed with Bill Monroe) and country where he had 11 number 1 country hits, 12 top 20 country albums and a 1985 CMA Entertainer of the Year award.

Players at the New York gig include his backing band Kentucky Thunder, Gordon Kennedy, Blair Masters and Andy Hubbard.

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