3/10: Sugar Run and Friday Night Dance Band
The music of Sugar Run and Friday Night Dance Band will be featured during New River Community College’s Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree on Saturday, March 10. Music will begin at 6 p.m. in 117 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin.
Sugar Run is a band from the Alleghany Mountains that regularly performs in the New River Valley and Greenbrier Valley. Their music consists of traditional music of the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont regions in the style of bluegrass, old-time, old “country” music and Cajun tunes. The group includes Mike Johnson, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and vocals; Bonnie Johnson, bass fiddle and vocals; Geoff White, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Rachel Johnson, fiddle; and Stanley Asbury, guitar and vocals.
The Friday Night Dance Band is an old-time band from Callaway, Va. Over the years, the band has played at many different venues including jam sessions at Cannaday’s Store in Boones Mill and the Floyd Country Store and regular fundraising shows at the Floyd Fire Department. The band also received a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly for their contributions to the community of Redwood and town of Rocky Mount, where they played for benefit dances. Current band members include Dolly Maxey, guitar and vocals; Stan Rowe, bass and vocals; Adam Cecil, fiddle, guitar and banjo; David Cannaday, banjo and vocals; and Russ Boyd, banjo and vocals.
Corporate sponsors of the jamborees include Anderson Audiology, Dublin; August Jewelers & Boutique, Inc.; Duncan Ford – Lincoln – Mazda, Blacksburg; Estes Auto & Truck Parts Inc., Pilot; First Community Bank, Pulaski; Gregory Seeding and 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; and 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.