Photos courtesy of NRCC
The music of New River Line and The Fork Mountain Ramblers will be featured during New River Community College’s Concert Series event on Sat., Oct. 14, 2023.
Music will begin at 6 p.m. in 117 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin.
Since its informal beginning several years ago, New River Line continues to evolve and incorporate music which is influenced by many of the founding traditional bluegrass and gospel bands. The band has won multiple awards in band and instrumental competitions. The Woodlawn, Va. based band is passionate about producing music that incorporates both gospel, traditional, and contemporary bluegrass music. The band consists of Travis Branch, Cody McGrady, Brad Bartley, Jon Faries, and Kamron Nunn.
Named for a part of Floyd County where the fiddle and banjo players live, the Fork Mountain Ramblers have been performing old-time string band music for over 10 years. The band honors the string band tradition and is influenced by local fiddling legends including Babe Spangler, Taylor Kimble, Norman Edmonds, Henry Reed, and Tommy Jarrell. They also perform traditional country songs that were popularized in the 1920s and 1930s by artists such as Blind Alfred Reed, Charlie Poole, Uncle Dave Macon, and the Stonemans. The band will focus on lively dance tunes of the southern Appalachians peppered with some waltzes and two-steps.
Corporate sponsors of the music events include Anderson Audiology, Dublin; August Jewelers & Boutique, Inc., Radford; CCCKY, LLC – Fazoli’s, Dublin; Deanie Hall – State Farm Agent, Dublin; Estes Auto & Truck Parts Inc., Pilot; First Community Bank, Pulaski; Gregory Seeding and Landscaping Company, Pulaski; King Tire Service, Pulaski; Lee’s Body Shop, Pearisburg; Martin’s Pharmacy, Pulaski; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Dublin; Pulaski Patriot, Pulaski; SERVPRO, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties; and Southern Furniture Warehouse, Radford.
The doors open at 5 p.m. for the show. Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted to help offset the travel expenses for the musicians. The music events are typically held the second Saturday of each month through April at NRCC, a Crooked Road affiliated venue.
For more information about the NRCC Concert Series, please contact Tim Jones at (540) 674-3625 or visit www.nr.edu/concerts.
Submitted by NRCC