Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jamboree, this time featuring the musical talent of TrueGrass and Gap Civil on Saturday, April 20, from 7-9 p.m. The Jamboree will be held in the William F. Snyder Auditorium on WCC’s Wytheville campus.
The TrueGrass Band performs music from the golden years of bluegrass music, including music by Jimmy Martin, Flatt & Scruggs, and Bill Monroe. The group includes Wayne Thomas on banjo and vocals, Stan Massie on bass and vocals, Jack Wells on mandolin and vocals, Paul Catron on fiddle and lead vocals, and Donny Prater on guitar.
Hailing from Sparta, NC, Gap Civil performs old-time music deeply rooted in the traditions of the region. A regular performer at the Jubilee in Sparta, the Alleghany Jubilee, and other regional dances, concerts, and fiddlers conventions. This group will get you dancing to the tunes of Caroline Beverley on guitar, Chris Johnson on banjo, and Lucas Pasley on fiddle.
Truegrass will perform from 7-8 p.m., and Gap Civil will perform from 8-9 p.m. The doors open at 6 p.m. with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is free and open to the public with donations accepted to help defray the travel expenses of the bands. WCC’s Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jamboree is proud to be an affiliated venue of The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.