April NRCC Bluegrass Jamboree to feature Adam Larkey Band and Whitetop Mountain
|New River Community College (NRCC) will feature the Adam Larkey Band and Whitetop Mountain for the college’s Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree on Saturday, April 14. The show will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin.
The Adam Larkey Band is fronted by noted teen fiddler, Adam Larkey. Larkey began playing the fiddle at age six and has since appeared on regional television, the Country Music Television (CMT) network and more. Additionally, Larkey has performed at Floyd Fest, The Carter Family Fold and Nashville’s Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. In 2009, Larkey was selected to attend the Michelle Obama White House Music Series workshop, where he worked with country music stars Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley. Larkey’s band includes his sister Sarah Grace Larkey on vocals, his father Eric Larkey on guitar and Joe Honeycutt on Mandolin.
The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family band from Whitetop, Va., that originated in the 1940’s and specializes in old-time fiddling and banjo picking. However, their performances are also noted for their versatility, often containing blues, classic country, and honky tonk pieces, in addition to traditional bluegrass. The band has performed at square dances, festivals, and competitions throughout the United States and has performed internationally in the United Kingdom and Australia. The band’s current members are Thornton Spencer, fiddle; Emily Spencer, banjo, guitar and vocals; Martha Spencer, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Jackson Cunningham, mandolin, guitar, and vocals; and Debbie Bramer, bass.
Corporate sponsors of the jamborees include CVS Pharmacy, Dublin; Pulaski County Patriot, Pulaski; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.; King's Tire Service, Pulaski; WPSK Radio; Shoney's Restaurant, Dublin; Wade's Supermarket, Dublin; Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce and Trader's Emporium & Estate Jewelry Services, Dublin.
The doors open at 5 p.m. for the show. There is no charge for admission; however, donations will be accepted to help pay travel expenses for the musicians. The jamborees are held the second Saturday of each month through April at NRCC.
More information about the NRCC Fiddle, Banjo, and Dance Club is available from Roger Adkins at 674-3600, ext. 4307, and online at http://www.nr.edu/fiddle .