By SARAH BRADBURY
Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring Rich in Tradition and the South Carolina Broadcasters , Saturday, Sept. 21, from 7-9 p.m.
The Jamboree will be held in the William F. Snyder Auditorium on the WCC campus, located at 1000 E. Main St. in Wytheville.
From pure Gospel, to traditional and contemporary bluegrass, to their own original songs, Rich in Tradition covers the bases with precision picking, great harmony singing, and a professional presentation. The band first formed in the spring of 2006. They are a product of one of the most fertile grounds of traditional bluegrass, gospel and old-time music in the world: the Mt. Airy-Galax areas of northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. Rich in Tradition combines a century of rich bluegrass and gospel music experience, sharing with their listeners some of the best picking and singing around.
“Southern children going forward at top volume” is how the South Carolina Broadcasters have been described. With a sound that was born in a barbecue joint, The South Carolina Broadcasters are not to be missed. From heart stompin’ love songs to highly spirited gospel numbers, there is a rare beauty and honesty in the trio’s music. Whether they are performing and old standard out of the hymnal or a song they have written, their music is lively and exciting. The trio has shared the stage with Ralph Stanley, Taj Mahal, Ricky Skaggs, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Rich in Tradition will perform from 7-8 p.m. and the South Carolina Broadcasters will perform from 8-9. The doors will open at the William F. Snyder Auditorium at 6 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help cover the travel expenses of the bands.