BRISTOL, Tenn.-Va. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Twangy, good-time Canadian export Boy Golden and The Resonant Rogues, an Appalachian folk duo based in North Carolina, will perform on WBCM Radio Bristol‘s Farm and Fun Time variety show at 7 p.m. ET, Nov. 9, at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol. The program will record live for later broadcast on Blue Ridge PBS, East Tennessee PBS, and PBS North Carolina.
“Boy Golden puts on an amazing live show and rarely tours in the United States,” said Kris Truelsen, program host and Radio Bristol program director. “To say this is a rare opportunity is an understatement. Don’t miss it!”
Everything becomes fluid when you can pass through time and space like a ghost, a story, a melody. Boy Golden manifests all three on his latest album “For Jimmy.” From classic country to psych-folk, alternative to roadhouse pop to Appalachian bluegrass, Boy Golden’s abilities lies in the songwriting of Liam Duncan – the songs your friends tell you about, the stories you hear from your neighbors, your community. Since releasing the band’s debut album “Church of Better Daze” in 2021, their single “KD & Lunchmeat” charted #1 on Canadian alternative radio, they have toured more than 60 venues and festivals across North America and Duncan has produced several albums with friends. Farm and Fun Time will be Boy Golden’s Bristol debut.
The Resonant Rogues are fronted by the songwriting duo Sparrow and Keith Josiah Smith, who share a passion for movement and sound. Before meeting, falling in love, and forming the band in 2013, both traveled extensively throughout the U.S. – Keith by hopping freight trains, Sparrow with a circus troupe. In addition to their North Carolina holler homestead, New Orleans and Nashville are their other musical homes and the influence of both can be felt on their self-titled, fourth album which offers sounds of Appalachian old-time, classic country, and vintage soul.
Farm and Fun Time house band Bill and the Belles, led by Truelsen, leads the program with musical segues and original underwriter messages, weaving in humor, a Farm Report and a homespun heirloom recipe segment that’s fun for the whole family. Tickets are on sale now for $40 to be part of the live studio audience; to purchase and more information visit the Events page at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.
Farm and Fun Time broadcasts live on WBCM Radio Bristol at 100.1 FM in the Bristol area with streaming available on the station’s Facebook page, at ListenRadioBristol.org and through the station’s free mobile app.