Dec 22 2010
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The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters and the Dixie Bluegrass Boys will perform at New River Community College's Fiddle, Banjo, and Dance Club Jamboree on Saturday, January 8. The show will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin.
The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters band takes its name from the original Galax based Bogtrotters, who won the first ever Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention in 1935. The modern-day old-time group includes Leon Frost, mandolin; Jesse Morris, bass; Eddie Bond, fiddle; Dennis Hall, guitar and John Ellis, banjo. The band has played at festivals across the U.S. and also participated in the Friends of American Oldtime Music and Dance Festival in Gainsborough, England.
The Dixie Bluegrass Boys is a traditional bluegrass band that has been in existence for over 30 years. The band members are Mark Hudson, vocals and guitar; Larry Hall, vocals and banjo; Timmie Martin, vocals and fiddle; Dewey Farmer, vocals and mandolin and Jerry Steinberg, 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 .