DateSaturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Brothers Reggie and Ryan Harris were born and raised in Western North Carolina. Their expansive live repertoire consists of traditional roots music, rock ’n’ roll, blues, Appalachian music, vintage country, and bluegrass. The duo’s live shows effortlessly shift from well-known tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana spectrum. By blending electric bass and acoustic guitar, the brothers produce a variety of sounds and styles that leave listeners with vivid memories. Reggie also uses a suitcase as a kick drum.
Che Apalache is an international bluegrass and old-time mountain music quartet based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The group is led by native North Carolina fiddler and frequent Galax Old Time Fiddler’s Convention participant Joe Troop. In Argentina, the word “che” is a term of endearment used to replace someone’s name in casual conversation. In English there are similar words like “man,” “brother,” “sis,” or “homey.” “Apalache” means Appalachian, and thus the band’s name could be translated to “my Appalachian homeboy.” Che Apalache includes Joe Troop (fiddle, lead vocals), Andrés Barjau Mateu (banjo, vocals), Franco Martino (guitar, vocals), and Martin Bobrik (mandolin, vocals). Tickets are $10.
Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported concert programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center in keeping with the nonprofit’s mission to ensure cultural and historical preservation, along with natural resource protection, educational outreach, and visitor enjoyment now and for future generations.