Smart bets: Rhiannon and the Relics

Child prodigies add novelty to most musical performances. But it’s even more awe-inspiring to see a recently minted human play traditional music as old as the Appalachian towns from whence it came. At age 12, Rhiannon Ramsey is doing just that — fiddling and singing alongside local string band veterans Craig Bannerman (bass), Troy Harrison (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Brian Hunter (guitar) and Mike Hunter (mandolin). Her musicianship and comfort onstage, however, convey anything but newness. Instead, the Arvil Freeman protégé and her bandmates settle into their mountain-made tunes with ease. Rhiannon and the Relics play Fletcher’s Feed and Seed on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. feedandseednc.com. Photo courtesy of the band

 

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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