Above: Image of The Virtual Strangers.
The "Pleasure of Your Company," music series sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library presents the Virtual Strangers, a bluegrass band, in the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. The show will take place April 17th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
Founded in 1992 in Napa, the Virtual Strangers are respected throughout the San Diego and California bluegrass scene and took first place at the 2007 Arizona Bluegrass Band festival.
Band members include Mike Tatar Sr., on banjo and guitar, Jon Cherry on mandolin and guitar, Yvonne Tatar on stand up bass, Kit Birkett on guitar and, when he's in town, fiddler Mike Tatar, Jr. All members share in lead and harmony vocals, producing a nice three part harmony. The Strangers' sound is a mixture of traditional, Stanley, Monroe, and Flatt and Scruggs material with as well as more progressive material. No charge; donations appreciated.
*Complimentary post-concert reception.