ARCA Presents - Fast Track – Veteran Star-Studded Bluegrass

Updated: Sep 13


Fast Track keeping the crowd entertained.

If you like your bluegrass heavy and traditional with stirring harmonies and powerful instrumentation, then come on down to the river and Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall on Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 PM for an evening of “dynamic, soulful, driving bluegrass, deeply rooted in tradition” from FAST TRACK – a “SUPER GROUP” of star-studded BLUEGRASS VETERANS.

ARCA is reopening in compliance with the Pennsylvania Green Guidelines. Masks are required for entrance and to be worn inside. Hand sanitizer will be available. Seating is socially distanced to 50% occupancy. Because seating is limited, reservations are recommended:  724-659-3153. Reservations for reserved seats in hall quadrants will be taken by phone. Families and groups will be seated together. Walk-ins are welcome if socially distanced seating remains – cash or check at the door.  Tickets may be purchased online: www.alleghenyriverstone.org.

Please refrain from attending if you are ill.  Patrons will be asked to sign a waiver upon entrance.  While waivers will be available at the door, you may download it here and bring with you.

Tickets are Adults $20, Students $5.  Call to Reserve at 724-659-3153, pay by cash or check at the door.

FAST TRACK made their entry into the bluegrass scene when the legendary David Parmley, one of the most iconic bluegrass vocalists of his generation, announced his sudden retirement from the band Cardinal Tradition back in October of 2019.  This completely surprised his touring band as it did the entire music community.  Since the rest of his group had enjoyed playing music together, they decided to keep the “band” intact, and add the few missing pieces. So fiddler Steve Day, banjo player Dale Perry, and bass player Ron Spears – each with decades of work as professionals in the music business – enlisted Jesse Brock on mandolin and Duane Sparks on guitar (both recently having departed other full-time acts themselves)… And Fast Track was born!

The five members of Fast Track are not only all highly decorated in awards from the IBMA and SPBGMA organizations, but are also veteran players on the Grand Ole Opry stage, across the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe. Between all of the gentlemen, they have performed with, recorded on and participated in countless projects with bluegrass and country music royalty throughout their most impressive careers.

The band has already compiled their list of music from favorite songwriters, as well as original music they have written, that they will be choosing from for a project set to begin recording immediately, with an EP to be released after the first of the year. That highly anticipated release with Engelhardt Music Group in Nashville occurred in January, 2020 with their debut single – Blue and Lonesome Again, a bluesy bluegrass number written by acoustic bass player, Ron Spears.

Producer and EMG exec Glen Duncan expressed the pride that he and his partner, Adam Engelhardt, feel announcing their association with Fast Track:

"What a great way to start 2020, working with Fast Track on their debut album!! The main element I hear in Fast Track that places them in the upper echelon of Bluegrass Artists performing today is, this group is a great band!! They play and sing together!! Each musician in the band has a resume a mile long, decades of experience, thousands of shows and recordings with some of the greatest bluegrass bands of the last 40-plus years; and you can sure see and hear that in every note that they play and sing!! Dynamic, soulful, driving, deeply rooted in tradition, everything we love about great bluegrass music all in one band!! Fast Track!!”



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