Kyle Dillingham performing March 31 for Albright Church roof fundraiser

Ponca City Now - March 10, 2020 4:26 pm

Internationally known fiddler Kyle Dillingham will perform at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Albright United Methodist Church, 128 South Palm Street, in a fundraiser concert to replace  the church’s roof.

Dillingham performed at the Grand Old Opry in July 2019 — on a Dolly Parton skateboard. The Oak Ridge  Boys praised his performance, saying “Proud of you brother…you play violin/fiddle with more passion than anyone in history…and the skateboard? Wow!!!” The Oak Ridge Boys introduced him to the stage for his performance.

Dillingham is often referred to as Oklahoma’s Musical Ambassador, having performed in internationally as a solo artist, and with his band Horseshoe Road.

The people of Thailand pronounce him the “American violin wizard”. The Bangkok Post calls him “bewitching.” Bangkok’s Patravadi Theatre billed him as “the world-famous fiddler from the United States.” The fiery fiddling sensation has over 20 years of international experience. 

Dillingham and Horseshoe Road have performed multiple times at The Poncan Theatre. The setting March 31 may be slightly different, but Dillingham will bring the same high energy performance for this fundraiser.

Dillingham’s eclectic style, rooted in Bluegrass and Western Swing, always aims to inspire. Full of surprises, his passion for music can be seen and felt in every performance from Nashville’s CMA Fest stage to a private performance for Charley Pride in his dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry. 

He picked up the violin when he was nine, and eight years later, he gave two featured performances at the Grand Ole Opry. He’s shared the stage with The Charlie Daniels Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, Hank Thompson, Lee Greenwood, Thailand’s Pop Superstar, Tik Shiro, to name a few, and has performed with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, China’s Lanzhou Symphony Orchestra, Amici New York Orchestra, among others. 

Dillingham will have copies of his CDs available for sale after the concert, with a portion of the proceeds going to the roof fund.

Tickets are $15 in advance, or $10 for children 10 and younger.

Call the Albright United Methodist Church office to purchase your tickets at (580) 765-6432. Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. After hours leave a message, and  the church will be happy to deliver your
tickets to you.


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