By MELINDA WILLIAMS
WYTHEVILLE — Crusher Run and New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters are the featured performers at Wytheville Community College’s jamboree to be held Saturday night, July 19.
The monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree will be held 7-9 p.m. in William F. Snyder Auditorium on the WCC campus on East Main Street in Wytheville. Admission is free.
Hailing from Winston-Salem, N.C., Crusher Run Bluegrass Band plays traditional and gospel bluegrass. The band was formed in 2001 by John Brown, David Sizemore, Walter Tomkoski, Rick McCraw and Randy Meeks. It now consists of Brown on guitar and vocals, Jo Ann Williamson on fiddle and vocals, Mona Jo Griffin on banjo and Jack Bailey on bass.
The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters from Galax has taken home the top prize in the old-time band category of the Old Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax eight times. The band plays high-energy dance tunes.
Crusher Run will take the stage 7-8 p.m., with The Bogtrotters playing 8-9. Door open at 6. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Although the jamboree is free, donations will be accepted to defray the bands’ travel expenses.