The greatest banjo player in the world, at least according to country legend Glen Campbell, is coming to Fayetteville later this month.
Carl Jackson, the Grammy-award winning player, singer, songwriter, producer, banjo picker, and guitar player extraordinaire is set to perform with local legend Jed Clampit at the Clapp Auditorium on Mount Sequoyah on Saturday, June 23.
In addition to his work with Campbell, Jackson has written songs for country stars Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and Tim Hensley, and has collaborated with the likes of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, and Alison Krauss over his 40-year career.
Jackson will be performing with “country music maestro” Jerry Salley and vocalist Val Storey at the show. He was last in town for an installment of Effron White’s Songs in the ‘Ville in June of 2010.
Tickets to the show are $20 (or $75 for a family pass), and are now on sale at mountsequoyah.org.