New River Community College’s January Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree will feature the sounds of Crooked Road Ramblers and Upland Express.
The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, with music beginning at 6 p.m. in Edwards Hall, room 117, on the Dublin campus.
Crooked Road Ramblers are from Virginia and North Carolina and play traditional old-time dance music. Band members are Kilby Spencer on fiddle, John Perry on guitar, Donald Hill on guitar and vocals and Karen Carr on bass and vocals.
Upland Express started performing in 1974 as a bluegrass band, but has since branched out to play a variety of styles including country and rock. Current band members are Barry Collins on banjo, bass and background vocals; Garry Collins on guitar, bass, lead and background vocals; Barry “BJ” James on lead and rhythm guitar and bass, and lead and background vocals; and Dara James on harmonica, guitar, keyboard and lead and background vocals.
Doors open at 5 p.m. There is no charge for admission; however, donations will be accepted to help pay travel expenses for the musicians. Jamborees are held the second Saturday of each month through April. NRCC is a Crooked Road affiliated venue.
Corporate sponsors of the jamborees include CVS Pharmacy, Dublin; King’s Tire Service, Pulaski; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.; Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce; Pulaski County Patriot, Pulaski; Shoney’s Restaurant, Dublin; Southern Furniture Warehouse, Radford; Trader’s Emporium & Estate Jewelry Services, Dublin; Wade’s Supermarket, Dublin and WPSK Radio.
For more information about on the dance club, call Roger Adkins at 674-3600, ext. 4307, or online at www.nr.edu/fiddle.