By SHANNON WATKINS
Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring the VW Boys and the Wolfe Brothers on Saturday, May 18.
The VW Boys’ show is a variety show blending of music, magic and comedy, suitable for all ages. The VW Boys have performed a wide range of shows, from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and opened for comedians such as Jerry Clower and Don Knotts and like to make audience participation part of their performance. According to VW Boys banjo player Tim White, “We entertain folks for an hour or so and help them forget their problems for a little while.”
Although the Wolfe Brothers first formed during the mid 1970s, the group re-established their old time sound in the early 1990s. Featuring three vocalists, the band’s repertoire ranges from rarely heard traditional songs and tunes to their own original material. Founding members Jerry Correll, on fiddle, and Dale Morris on banjo and guitar, are joined by Casey Hash on guitar and accordion and Donna Correll on bass. The band members all reside in the Grayson County community of Elk Creek. The band has recorded four projects and their latest Copper Creek release, “Old Roads – New Journeys,” has received several notable reviews and radio airplay.
The Jamboree will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the William F. Snyder Auditorium on the WCC campus, located at 1000 East Main Street in Wytheville, with open seating. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the VW Boys will perform from 7–8 p.m. and the Wolfe Brothers will perform from 8–9. The event is free to the public but donations will be accepted to help defray the travel expenses of the bands.
Posted May 9, 2013