A Musical Pot Pourri featured Bill Keith ’61, Jim Rooney ’60, Chris Grose ’61, Chris Brashear, Sam Grose and Julie Grose.
Bill Keith ’61 is widely known as a bluegrass banjo performer, innovator and teacher. Jim Rooney ’60 is the leader of Rooney’s Irregulars and a Grammy-winning producer of many well known artists, and has been making music with Bill Keith since his Amherst days. He was honored in 2009 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Music Association. Chris Grose ’61 is a veteran harpsman in the blues clubs of West LA and the Seattle bluegrass community. Bill, Jim and Chris took the stage accompanied by friends Chris Brashear on mandolin, fiddle and guitar; Sam Grose on bass; and singer Julie Grose.
Presented by the Class of 1961.