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Monday, August 7, 2017

 

WCC Music Jamboree Set for August 19

Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring Mountain Park Old Time Band and Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder on Saturday, August 19, 2017, 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.

Adam McPeak is a next-generation bluegrass mandolin player, who has previously performed with the well-known McPeak Brothers. Adam’s father, Mike McPeak, now returns the favor by performing with his son’s band, Mountain Thunder. Other band members include Lindsey Jackson on vocals, Steve Chrisley on the banjo, and David Chrisley on the bass. The band plays hard driving, sweet sounding, earth pounding, bluegrass and gospel music.

The Mountain Park Old Time Band was formed seven years ago, as a group of friends who happened to enjoy old-time music got together to have a good time. Nancy and Johnny Gentry had played for many years with the White Top Mountain Band. Nancy is the designated leader of the band. Johnny can play every instrument and also is a well-known and respected luthier of banjos. The Gentry’s are from Mountain Park, NC. C.T. Janney drives the band’s rhythm and beat with his washboard playing as well as his dancing. He is from Floyd and travels all over the area dancing. Roger Stamper is a virtuoso fiddle player who is from Independence. He plays any style of fiddle from bluegrass, Irish, country, to old-time. He also can play guitar and bass. Mark Handy, M.D., is from Ennice, NC. He plays the banjo and performs some of the vocals.

Doors to the Snyder Auditorium will be open beginning at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 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.

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