Free Bluegrass and Old-Time Concert with The Country Boys and The Slate Mountain Ramblers
Venue: Edwards Hall (New River Community College), Dublin
Organizations: New River Community College Fiddle, Banjo & Dance Club, The Country Boys, The Slate Mountain Ramblers
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost: Free
Description:
New River Community College's Fiddle, Banjo & Dance Club brings you a night of bluegrass and old-time music featuring The Country Boys and The Slate Mountain Ramblers in their final concert of the 2017/18 season on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 117 Edwards Hall at New River Community College's Dublin, VA campus.

The Country Boys have been playing traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music throughout North Carolina and Virginia for over 40 years. The present band is made up of Johnny Joyce, Tim Bowman, J. A. Midkiff, Kevin Easter, Doug Joyce and Donald Clifton.

Joyce joined the band in 1973 as the tenor singer and guitarist. Midkiff followed in 1984 as the fiddle player. In 1987, Bowman began as the banjo player and Easter became the mandolin player in 2003. Clifton, the youngest member, came on board in 2012. The band cites the Country Gentleman and the Osborne Brothers as some of their musical influences.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af0PA0M_-xQ

The Slate Mountain Ramblers have been a mainstay of the dance and festival culture in central and western North Carolina and southwest Virginia for 25 years and are still going strong. Headed up by fiddler, Richard Bowman from Ararat, Virginia, the Ramblers started as group of friends and morphed into a family band over the years.

Doors open at 5:00 pm and the music starts at 6:00 pm.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to help with travel expenses for the musicians.

All are welcome.

Jamborees are held the second Saturday of each month October through April at New River Community College, a Crooked Road affiliated venue.

For more information, visit: https://www.nr.edu/news/more.php?id=1290 or https://www.nr.edu/fiddle/ or call Tim Jones at 540-674-3683.
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