Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will bring the best of contemporary bluegrass to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Friday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $22, available by calling the Strand at 594-0070 or online at rocklandstrand.com.

Famously crowned as “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, and indeed the most decorated musician in that field, mandolinist and vocalist Vincent offers music more inclusive and accessible than that banner would suggest, incorporating savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the haunting mountain soul of classic Monroe-styled bluegrass.

With a tally of more than 70 awards, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage is one of the most celebrated bands in bluegrass, with honors including a coveted Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association and a staggering seven consecutive IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards.

The Rage, Vincent’s longtime backing band, consists of Hunter Berry (fiddle), Mickey Harris (bass), Ben Helson (guitar) and Aaron McDaris (banjo, guitar), all top-notch musicians in their own right.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.