2/10: NRCC Jamboree
The music of Zephyr Lightning Bolts and Mountain Breeze will be featured during New River Community College’s Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree on Saturday, Feb. 10. Music will begin at 6 p.m. in 117 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin.
The Zephyr Lightning Bolts is an old-time band from the Wilkes and Surry County areas of North Carolina. The band has made eight recordings and plays for square dances, festivals and other local events. Their musical selections include music for flat footing, ballads for waltzes, jigs and reels for square dances and old gospel songs. Band members are Steve Bowen, bass and vocals; Diane Bowen, clawhammer banjo and vocals; Jacob Bowen, fiddle; and Chester McMillian, guitar.
Mountain Breeze is a band from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. The group, started by Reid Hiatt, plays a variety of old-time and bluegrass music. Those performing with Mountain Breeze on Saturday include Reid Hiatt, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Brad Hiatt, bass; Billy Hawks, fiddle; and Danny Boyd, banjo and vocals. Hawks and Brad Hiatt perform with Mickey Galyean and Cullen’s Bridge, and last year had a number one hit on bluegrass charts.
Corporate sponsors of the jamborees include Anderson Audiology, Dublin; Duncan Ford – Lincoln – Mazda, Blacksburg; Estes Auto & Truck Parts Inc., Pilot; First Community Bank, Pulaski; Gregory Seeding Landscaping Company, Pulaski; King’s Tire Service, Pulaski; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Dublin; Pulaski Patriot, Pulaski; Shoney’s Restaurant, Dublin; Southern Furniture Warehouse, Radford; Sunshine Tours, Dublin; Trader’s Emporium and Jewelry Services, Dublin; Wade’s Supermarket.
The doors open at 5 p.m. for the show. There is no charge for admission; however, donations will be accepted to help pay travel expenses for the musicians. The jamborees are held the second Saturday of each month through April at NRCC, a Crooked Road affiliated venue.
More information about the NRCC Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club is available from Tim Jones at 540-674-3683, and online at www.nr.edu/fiddle.