Wytheville Community College

December 4, 2017

WCC Music Jamboree Set for Dec. 16

Released Dec. 4, 2017

Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring performances from The Crooked Road Ramblers and Wayne Henderson and Friends, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 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 Crooked Road Ramblers are an old-time band from Southwest Virginia, steeped in the traditional music of the Blue Ridge. They have played at the Carter Family Fold, the Wayne Henderson Festival, Houstenfest, and many other venues across Virginia and North Carolina. They have won first place in the old time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Laurel Bloomery, Fries, and Union Grove fiddler’s conventions in addition to a second place finish at the Galax Fiddler’s Convention. They were also named the Old Time Instrumental Group of the Year at the 2014 Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising. The band was founded by fiddler Kilby Spencer, originally from Whitetop. John Perry on guitar, Donald Hill on guitar and vocals, Karen Carr on bass and vocals, and Wayne Dye on mandolin and vocals round out the band.

Celebrated Appalachian guitarist Wayne Henderson and Friends from near and far will amaze and delight with fast licks, down home stories, and just plain, great music. Henderson is a National Heritage Award recipient honored for his craftsmanship as a luthier and his renowned finger-style Appalachian guitar playing. Sponsored through the National Council for Traditional Arts, the Smithsonian Institute, and Office of Arts America, Henderson has toured in the U.S., Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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.