Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring the VW Boys and the Wolfe Brothers on Saturday, May 17, from 7-9 p.m.
The Jamboree will be held in the William F. Snyder Auditorium on the WCC campus, located at 1000 East Main Street in Wytheville.
The VW Boys blend several different aspects of entertainment in their show. As banjo picker and singer Tim White says: “We entertain folks for an hour or so and help them forget their problems for a little while.” These “folks” can be middle aged, senior citizens or children (of all ages). A good portion of the VW Boys show is audience participation. The VW Boys have a way of going beyond the edge of the stage to really get an audience involved in the show.
Although the Wolfe Brothers first formed during the mid-1970s, the group re-established their unique old time sound in the early 1990s. Featuring three vocalists, the band's repertoire ranges from rarely heard traditional songs and tunes to their own original material. Founding members Jerry Correll (fiddle) and Dale Morris (banjo, guitar) are joined by Casey Hash (guitar, accordion) and Donna Correll (bass). They all reside in the Grayson County community of Elk Creek. The band has recorded four projects and their latest Copper Creek release, “Old Roads - New Journeys,” has received several notable reviews and radio airplay.
The VW Boys will perform from 7-8 p.m. and the Wolfe Brothers will perform from 8-9 p.m. The doors will be open at the William F. Snyder Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help defray the travel expenses of the bands.