The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presents “Volume Five,” “Acoustic Americana at its Best”, at 3 p.m., March 24, at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.

This award-winning group of versatile vocals and instrumentalists have performed together since early 2008. While the band has certainly been blazing a red-hot trail on the bluegrass scene with their live stage performances and chart-topping albums, their musical style is best described as “Acoustic Americana”—a blend of American roots music styles of folk, country, bluegrass, R&B and gospel.

Fellow musician and friend, Buddy Melton of Balsam Range says, “What defines a great band? Superior musicianship, impeccable singing, moving song selections…Volume Five has all of the above and more…extremely talented, yet humble and genuinely real people. They have a magical quality about them that will undoubtedly make a lasting impression in the world of acoustic music.” They have created their own identity in the Americana industry—a unique sound. While Volume Five is a traditional band, their soulful singing, dead-on harmonies and precision picking set them apart from other bands of this style.

The band includes the talents of Glen Harrell on fiddle and vocals, Patton Wages on Banjo and vocals, Jacob Burleson on guitar and vocals, Jeff Partin on bass and their newest member, multi award-winning Adam Steffey, Mandolin and vocals.

Volume Five was founded by leader Glen Harrell in early 2008 and has now grown into one of bluegrass music’s most unique new acts.

“When I put this group together, I knew the style of music I wanted us to play and the goals we wanted to achieve. It was just a matter of finding the right guys who wanted to create their own identity in the industry. I didn’t just want us to be another band that moves onto the scene and is gone in a few years, but one that would

have a unique sound that players and listeners would remember for many years to come – one that sounded like no other band in the business,” Harrell said. .

Tickets will be available at the box office starting at 2 p.m., on March 24, the day of the performance. Tickets are adults $20, students $10, season ticket holders are admitted free with ticket.

Auditorium seating begins at 2:30 pm., for more information, call the Arts Office 660-646-1173 or email arts@chillicothemo.com.