DateSaturday, July 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Playing classic country standards, old-time traditional gospel songs, and new self-penned tunes, The Malpass Brothers make an impression with their pompadour hair and fancy boots. Their music is steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, and Hank Williams Sr. With sincerity, honesty and an ease on stage that belies their years, the brothers’ smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey through country music.
Opening the show is The Corn Potato String Band, delighting audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing. They are multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern United States. In addition to being champion fiddlers, the trio play banjo, guitar, bass, and mandolin, and deftly handle many antiquated styles including ballads, hoedowns, country, rags, and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.
Tickets are $20. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. Season passes are also available.
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.