Wyatt Rice, Claiborne Woodall and Raincheck plus The Elkville Stringband at The Blue Ridge Music Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center's(Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax, VA) Saturday Evening Concert Series held in the Center's beautiful outdoor amphitheater nestled at the foot of Fisher Peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Saturday, July 26th's concert - from 7-9 PM - features Blue Ridge Mountain Bluegrass notable Wyatt Rice, Claiborne Woodall, and Raincheck plus Virginia based Old Time Mountain Music group The Elkville Sringband featuring Jim Lloyd.
Fans of acoustic guitar music should be well acquainted with the name of Wyatt Rice. Wyatt was first spotlighted as an original member of the Tony Rice Unit where he played primarily rhythm guitar, although he had many opportunities for soloing as well. Wyatt has been featured on numerous recordings, videos, and has played countless gigs with the the Tony Rice Unit. He played lead and rhythm guitar with his own band "Wyatt Rice &Santa Cruz" and with The Ronnie Bowman Committee. Wyatt has recorded or performed with players such as David Grisman, JD Crowe, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Rickie Simpkins, Ronnie Bowman, Lee Ann Womack, The Lonesome River Band, Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs, as well as his brothers Larry, Tony and Ronnie. Wyatt has recorded "Advanced Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar" (DVD) with Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and been featured on several of their special compilation CD's.
Members of the band Raincheck have performed with well known bluegrass bands Shady Grove, Southbound, and Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz.
The Elkville String Band says they like to play Traditional Country Roots Music. They play Appalachian Music and Music From the Hills as they like to say. They like the songs that came out of Wilkes County, NC and South Western Virginia, and also interested in the music that came out of the entire Appalachian region. The band members refer to these areas as "where the real music came from" and their main goal is to keep this music alive for future generations to enjoy. Some of the songs we do date back to the early 1800's. Some are not near that old but date back to the 20's through the 60's. The band plays old time, bluegrass, traditional, gospel and even a blues tune now and then. All these different kinds of music were played in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian regions of our country so we want to play some of all this music.
Blue Ridge Music Center (View)
700 Foothills Road
Galax , VA 24333
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