Bill and the Belles, Earl White Stringband - Damascus Rock School - Damascus, VA
June 15, 2018
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: April 4, 2018 10:39 AM to June 15, 2018 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 4, 2018 10:27 AM to May 31, 2018 11:59 PM
What began as a project to explore the space created between hillbilly and urban, between vaudeville and down home, has arrived somewhere entirely new. Bill and the Belles offers a contemporary re-imagining of a bygone era, a vocal-centric performance that breathes new life into the sounds of early country music. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented.
Bill and the Belles play as the house band for the historic Farm and Fun Time show on Radio Bristol at the Birthplace of Country Music that presents America’s top country and roots music artists. Lifelong musicians Kris Truelsen, Grace Van’t Hof, Kalia Yeagle, and Karl Zerfas bring to the stage a show full of humor, high spirits, and all-around revelry. Bill & the Belles shares a rare musical connection and deep love for the music, and their excitement is contagious. ~~~~ The Earl White Stringband hails from Floyd, Virginia and delivers booming old time music the old time way with Earl on fiddle, Eli Wildman on guitar, Tammy Sawyer on bass, and Jason Dilg on banjo. Fiddlin’ Earl White has been a prominent figure in the old time music and dance community for more than 40 years. He is one of the few Black Americans playing and perpetuating the music that was once an important part of black culture and black communities across the US. He is an original and founding member of the famed Green Grass Cloggers, and received his first fiddle in 1975. The energy and rhythm of the dancing he did with the Green Grass Cloggers to the music of Tommy Jarrell, the Highwoods Stringband, the Plank Road Stringband, and the Horseflies can be heard in Earl’s driving fiddle style. ~~~~ This concert will be at The Rock School located at 505 Shady Avenue in Damascus, VA.~~~~ The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the
Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association.
For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 276-492-2409.