• Larry Stephenson

The Bluegrass Legends series continues this Saturday at Evanston’s American Legion Hall with a concert by veteran bandleader, singer, and mandolinist Larry Stephenson. On his forthcoming album 20th Anniversary (Pinecastle), the Virginia native marks the start of his third decade as a leader, complementing his rock-solid combo with a roll call of hard-core bluegrass heavies, including Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Dudley Connell, and Sonny Osborne. And of course he can get the job done just fine without a parade of all-star cameos, and he’s proved it amply on recordings like Clinch Mountain Mystery (2003) and the all-gospel Thankful (2007).