Band Line Up
This line up is for the 2018 Roots Music Fest located at The Reeves Theater
5:00 pm - Outdoors, before the festival begins at the Reeves, come here our favorite blues singer, Big Ron Hunter play on Main Street during the Downtown Block Party which is scheduled prior to this event.
6:00 pm - OPENING ACT - Presley Barker and ShadowGrass
7:00 pm - FEATURE BANDS - Kelley and the Cowboys
8:30 pm - The Harris Brothers
Food and Beverages, Beer & Wine are Available
Big Ron Hunter @ 5:00 pm
Big Ron Hunter, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, learned guitar from his father when he was a young boy; he also received tutelage from the late Guitar Gabriel. Virtually unknown outside his circle of family, friends and acquaintances, Hunter would seem to be representative of the prototypical blues (or folk) “discovery”- a workingman who has spent most of his life playing and singing primarily for his own satisfaction.
Hunter plays and sings his own songs, combining a bluesy, yet sweet and melodic voice with his original brand of uplifting, hard-banging, acoustic blues.
Presley Barker & ShadowGrass @ 6:00 pm
Presley Barker: Guitar, Vocals
Kyser George: Bass, Vocals
Clay Russell: Banjo
Luke Morris: Mandolin
Kelley and the Cowboys @ 7:00 pm
Kelley Breiding: Band Leader, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Tremor: Lead Guitar
Colby Jack: Bass
Steve-O Price: Drums
Kelley and The Cowboys are a 4 piece band from NC, led by female vocalist Kelley Breiding. The band puts their signature sound on the old standards as well as original music, in a style influenced by early forms of western swing, rockabilly, country, and blues. Kelley and The Cowboys always excite the crowd with their high energy and amazing musicianship no matter what the musical tastes or age of the listeners may be.
The Harris Brothers @ 8:30 pm
Ryan Harris: Vocals, Bass
Reggie Harris: Vocals, Guitar, Suitcase Drum and Banjo
The Harris Brothers' infinite live repertoire consists of any number of genres including traditional roots music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, Appalachian mountain music, to vintage country and bluegrass. A typical live show effortlessly shifts from original tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana musical spectrum. The band is from Western North Carolina.
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