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Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time hosts the Piedmont Melody Makers with Alice Gerrard and the Down Hill Strugglers on Thursday, May 11 in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Farm and Fun Time, the historic Radio Program broadcasting from Downtown Bristol, was a staple to listeners across the Southeast during the 1940s and 1950s on the former WCYB Radio. Radio Bristol breathes new life into the classic program with a fun, energetic show broadcasting live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Hosted by Radio Bristol producer and house band-leader Kris Truelsen, Farm and Fun Time is an event the whole family can enjoy live, in the studio or when gathered around their radios.
The Piedmont Melody Makers play old-time, country, and bluegrass music and make no apologies for it. They take their name from the Piedmont region of eastern North Carolina where three quarters of the band now reside.
PMM come from the same musical tree as Charlie Poole but none of the Melody Makers have yet dumped all of their creative musical energies into a whiskey bottle.
The Down Hill Strugglers is an old time string band based simultaneously out of Kentucky, Louisiana and New York. They have released an album on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and are featured on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis produced by T-Bone Burnett.
By carrying the music of the old rural America forward The Down Hill Strugglers are extending the legacy of the New Lost City Ramblers by bringing archaic sounds into the present, and challenge audiences reject a dystopian future animated by disco beats and their ilk.