Rebecca Frazier, wearing a sleeveless orange shirt with a white flower on it, sits holding a guitar

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run Bluegrass will perform May 18 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Frazier achieved notoriety in the bluegrass world as the first woman ever to appear on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and is widely known for her work with award-winning Colorado-based band Hit & Run. Accompanying Frazier are a host of world-class acoustic artists: her husband and musical partner John Frazier on mandolin and vocals; bassist Barry Bales, banjo genre-bender Scott Vestal, Dobro genius Andy Hall, fiddle virtuoso Shad Cobb, banjo innovator Ron Block, and Frazier’s longtime Western compatriot Shelby Means on backing vocals.

Originally from Virginia, Frazier is perhaps best known for her work with Hit & Run Bluegrass, which made history as the only band to win competitions at Rockygrass (2002), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (2003), and the SPBGMA Band Championship in Nashville (2005).

This performance is a part of the Jewel Box Series, an eight-concert professional performing arts series presented by Northeastern’s Office of Cultural Events.

Tickets are $25, $17.50 and $10 and can be purchased online or by calling (773) 442-4636. Parking permits are required.