Randy Flack, a native of Western North Carolina, has been writing and performing since his early teens. He takes center stage at 1:45 pm with his songs and stories that reflect his small town and Appalachian roots. Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life. FREE
The afternoon begins with the Dollar Brothers at 1pm. Growing up in the Meat Camp community of Watauga County in a musical family, brothers Darrell, Barry, and Wade, have been playing bluegrass music together and performing at local venues or more than 20 years, continuing their traditional bluegrass style.
At 3pm, Randy Woody and the Southbound Band take the stage. Southbound is a progressive team of musicians from Monroe County, in rural southeastern Tennessee, who continue the true spirit of classic country music with their own southern style.
The Rockabillys hit theOrchard stage at 1pm. A goodtime/dance band and native North Carolina mountain boys, they play the classics – country, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s Rock and Roll and Americana.
Tru Blu Bluegrass follows at 3pm. They have been a work in progress for years, playing bluegrass, classic country, gospel, original songs, and golden oldies – all to enthusiastic audiences. FREE
Sound Traveler starts the day’s entertainment at 1pm. Bob & Patty Tatum, play acoustic vocal and instrumental renditions of popular classics from genres as diverse as classic rock & pop, folk, classy standards, country, blues, light jazz, and gospel on guitar, trumpet, bass, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, concertina, and percussion. What a time!
Slight Departure picks it up at 3pm. A WNC based Folk/Americana/Old Time quintet, and its 5-part harmonies and instruments indigenous to North Carolina, make this group a must-see act.
The day begins with Town & Country and their music of the region at 1pm.
Following at 3pm, Morganton, NC based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country. They constantly look to reach new heights and audiences as they continue on their musical adventures.
Harlan County Grass, from East, Tennessee, takes pride in being a traditional Bluegrass Band and take center stage at 1pm. The band stays steeped deep in the roots of the music that actually wears the label of bluegrass.
Country Just Us follows at 3pm with their own interpretations of the region’s musical heritage.
Join us on May 24-26 for the 1st Annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational. The inaugural Invitational showcases the art of hand building fine, stringed instruments and celebrates the skill and art of lutherie. This event gathers some of the most talented luthiers in the southeast. Come enjoy this unique three-day event which includes a concert, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, is the Host Luthier..
Festivities kick off Friday evening with a free luthier jam at Homeplace Beer Co. The public is invited to explore exhibits and workshops throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, guitar virtuoso Kaki King performs a concert at Parkway Playhouse. INFO on times and ticket prices: www.mountainacoustics.com, 706-424-2700.