David Peterson & 1946 Band to headline Feb. 19 bluegrass evening at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak

Featuring Charlie Cushman, one of America’s best banjo pickers!

Featuring Charlie Cushman, one of America’s best banjo pickers!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – David Peterson and his band 1946 are one of the hottest bluegrass bands around and they will be at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) Feb. 19 to entertain you in style with the best in bluegrass music! Don’t miss this grand opportunity to hear Peterson and his band, which includes one of America’s best banjo pickers, Charlie Cushman.

Admission is only $5 per person at the door. Doors open to the Music Hall at 5 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. The SOS Café and Restaurant will have available delicious food and beverages at regular prices during this event at the SOSMP located on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River.

David Peterson is a rare combination: a savvy independent recording artist and a bluegrass singer who cherishes tradition. His voice has that lofty quality that carries from mountain top to mountain top. It’s powerful, complete and saturated with Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin’s blues. A Boston native, he’s not somebody who would have been issued a bluegrass license at birth. But Peterson learned the music from a deacon at his church and as music writer Robert Oermann likes to say, there’s nobody as zealous as a convert. When he got serious about the mandolin, the guitar and bluegrass music in 1995, Peterson left his track of becoming a minister to pursue music. Now, Dave preaches bluegrass with a missionary zeal, writes songs, sings, records and travels everywhere spreading the bluegrass message

Banjo picker Charlie Cushman has played with the best of the best including Merle Haggard, Amy Grant, Marty Raybon, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Charlie McCoy, the Osborne Brothers, Mel Tillis, Charlie Pride, Del McCoury, Vassar Clements, Jim Lauderdale, Tom T. Hall, Ray Stevens and many, many others. He’s played on video soundtracks for the Dukes of Hazard, Mike Snider Live, Bill Gaither’s “Bluegrass Reunion” and many other such works.

David Peterson

David Peterson

Peterson and the band will provide some great backup music for listening and dancing Feb. 19! Don’t miss these fine musicians who make up David Peterson and 1946!

If you would like to make reservations for a cabin, RV parking or primitive camping for the weekend of this event or if you have any questions, please call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, go to the website at www.musicliveshere.com or email the SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com. We’ll be looking for ya’ll!