Three bands for the Fourth of July at White Horse

From a press release:

Three bands for the Fourth of July at White Horse

Friday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m.:  The Moore Brothers, Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition, Noonday Feast — bluegrass and Celtic folk fusion, $15

The White Horse Black Mountain will celebrate the Fourth of July in style with three great bands and an excellent viewing area for the town’s big fireworks display. Fans of traditional and original bluegrass music can hear both in the sounds of young prodigies The Moore Brothers and the veteran players of Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition, while Noonday Feast serves up a rootsy eclectic mix of Celtic-tinged traditional and original music.

The fresh faces and tender years of The Moore Brothers belie their professionalism. Jacob at 16 years old handles mandolin, banjo and fiddle, while the eldest, 20 year old Daniel plays bass and 11-year old Isaac holds down the guitar slot. The trio’s music respects their bluegrass roots while being unafraid to go in progressive directions, exhibiting a fiery stage presence and improvisational excursions.

Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition are a five-piece bluegrass band that combines classics of the genre with original songs and adventurous covers. Listeners can expect nods to masters like Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs as well as crossover material from the likes of Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, The Flying Burrito Brithers and Newgrass Revival. No matter what the source, the band makes each song it’s own.

Asheville-based Noonday Feast is a four-piece band that combines gorgeous vocal harmonies with a rotating instrumental cast of violin, guitar, bouzouki, percussion, and mandolin. The band’s influences range from Celtic jigs and reels to American roots music and acoustic Zeppelin. Echoes of all these and more can be heard in the strong original songs of Noonday Feast’s prolific writers and their creatively arranged traditional tunes.

There will be a special “intermission” partway through the musical proceedings to enjoy the Black Mountain fireworks blowout before returning to tunes.

Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Tickets available online.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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