WEST GREENWICH – Influential members of the southern New England bluegrass community will be inducted into the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m., in a ceremony at the Elks Lodge, 42 Nooseneck Hill Road. Radio host Amy Orlomoski and the Neon Valley Boys band were selected as the 2023 inductees for their lifetime achievements.

For the first time, state the organizers, RIBA will also honor five bluegrass pioneers: Gertrude Hall, Randy Hawkins, Al Hawkes, and the Lilly Brothers. This new designation recognizes performing artists, bands, and industry professionals who were actively involved in bluegrass music at least 40 years ago.

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