Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring performances from The Whitetop Mountain Band and Wayne Henderson and Friends on Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 7-9 p.m.
The Jamboree will be held in the William F. Snyder Auditorium in Grayson Hall on the WCC campus located at 1000 E. Main Street in Wytheville.
The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in the old-time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music that will get you on your feet dancing. The band includes Emily Spencer on banjo and vocals; Martha Spencer on guitar, fiddle, banjo, and vocals; Kilby Spencer on fiddle; Ersel Fletcher on guitar and vocals; and Debbie Bramer on bass.
Celebrated Appalachian guitarist Wayne Henderson and Friends from near and far will amaze and delight with fast licks, down-home stories, and great music. Henderson is a National Heritage Award recipient honored for his craftsmanship as a luthier and his renowned finger-style Appalachian guitar playing. Henderson will be accompanied by Herb Key on bass.
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.