DateSaturday, August 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
High Fidelity draws much of its inspiration from bands like Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and other bluegrass groups from the same era, interpreting classic bluegrass through the fresh, young perspective of today’s generation. The band is comprised of five stellar musicians and singers: Jeremy Stephens (guitar, banjo, lead vocals), Corrina Rose Logston (fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals, Kurt Stephenson (banjo and harmony vocals), Vickie Vaughn (bass), and Daniel Amick (mandolin). Band members have played with a host of nationally acclaimed groups including The Chuck Wagon Gang, Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys, David Peterson & 1946, Patty Loveless, Kody Norris & the Watauga Mountain Boys, and Kenny & Amanda Smith.
Formed in 1986, the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters of Galax took their name in part from the original Bogtrotters of the 1930s. Their band leader, Dennis Hall, lives on Ballards Branch Road, very close to the home of Uncle Eck Dunford, who played fiddle in the original band. The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters play in the traditional Appalachian string-band style, often performing for square dances around the region. Band members include National Heritage Award winner Eddie Bond on fiddle, Dennis Hall on guitar, Josh Ellis on clawhammer banjo, Bonnie Bond on bass, and Caroline Noel Beverley on mandolin.
Tickets are $15. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free.
Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to help preserve the cultural heritage of the mountains.