The Malpass Brothers with guests The Corn Potato String Band at The Blue Ridge Music Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center presents The Malpass Brothers with guests The Corn Potato String Band.
THE MALPASS BROTHERS
As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddads phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.
The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their Memory That Bad album hit CMT Pure Countrys Top Ten. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads Organic Records in 2015.
If you like cornbread & hush puppies, youre gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like sweet tea, barbecue & collards, youre gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like clean fresh air over a freshly-plowed field, if you like a great big ol corn puddin at a homecoming covered dish, youre gonna love the Malpass Brothers. Thats a promise. (And you dont lie about a covered dish supper.)
This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on their probably coming down into the house at intermission and asking what youd like to hear. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers. Count on some big hair and fancy boots and maybe even an Elvis twitch or two. Count on lines at the merch table and count on logging on to find out where and how soon youll be able to see them next!
THE CORN POTATO STRING BAND
The Corn Potato String Band earns high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised.
The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The Blue Ridge Music Center (View)
700 Foothills Road (Mile Marker 213 - Blue Ridge Parkway)
Galax, VA 24333
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