Breckenridge Texan

Bluegrass band shines at Breckenridge’s National Theatre

Bluegrass band shines at Breckenridge’s National Theatre
April 30
11:31 2019

A crowd of about 100 gathered in Breckenridge’s National Theatre on Saturday night, April 27, to listen to the bluegrass band Shine.

Dave Ratliff plays the guitar and sings with Shine, a band that plays mostly bluegrass and country music. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The band includes Dave Ratliff on guitar, Marlys Coursey on fiddle, and brothers Glenn Mitchell on mandolin and Jeff Mitchell on bass. All four members of the band provided the vocals.

“We do a lot of old standards that were written many, many decades ago, but they’re still great songs, so we put our own spin on them,” Ratliff said at the beginning of the concert.

They opened with “Ace in the Hole” and continued with songs such as “Sunny Side of the Street,” “Sweet Bunch of Daisies,” “A Good Woman’s Love,” “Sittin’ On Top of the World,” “Till There Was You,” “Georgia On My Mind” and “Lonesome Fiddle Blues.” The band was on the stage for a full 90 minutes and then met with the audience at a reception that followed.

The concert was presented by the Friends of Historic Breckenridge, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the National Theatre, 116 E. Walker St.

For more pictures from the concert, click here to see the Breckenridge Texan photo gallery.

Shine includes, from left, Glenn Mitchell, Marlys Coursey, Jeff Mitchell, and, pictured above, Dave Ratliff. They performed in Breckenridge last weekend. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Shine, a bluegrass band, performed Saturday night at Breckenridge’s National Theatre. The band includes, from left, Glenn Mitchell, Marlys Coursey, Jeff Mitchell and Dave Ratliff. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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