NRCC bringing 2012-13 jamborees to a close

Slate Mountain Ramblers 1-WEBThe 2012-13 Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree series at New River Community college will come to a close Saturday, March 9, with the music of The Comptons and Friends and Slate Mountain Ramblers.

The music begins at 6 p.m. in Edwards Hall, room 117, on the college’s Dublin campus

The Comptons, from Willis, and family members Roger (lead vocals, bass), Darryl (tenor, guitar) and Clinton Compton (baritone, guitar) have performed together for over 30 years at various venues including the Galax Fiddler’s Convention. They also have performed with other musicians such as Junior Sisk and Sammy Shelor.

The Comptons will be joined by Sam Bolt on banjo and Allen Surface on mandolin.

The Slate Mountain Ramblers are a family old-time group from Ararat. The members are Richard Bowman, fiddle; his wife, Barbara, on bass, and their daughter, Marsha Bowman Todd, on banjo. They will also be joined by Ted Ashe of Mt. Airy, N.C., on guitar.

The band has placed at various fiddlers’ conventions and has traveled as far as Gainsborough, England to share their music.

Corporate sponsors of the jamborees include CVS Pharmacy, Dublin; Gregory Seeding and Landscaping Company, Pulaski; 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.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted to help defray travel costs for the musicians. The jamborees are held the second Saturday of each month through April.

NRCC is an affiliate of The Crooked Road, America’s Heritage Music Trail.

More information about the NRCC Fiddle, Banjo, and Dance Club is available from Roger Adkins at 674-3600, ext. 4307, and online at  HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank”




One Response to NRCC bringing 2012-13 jamborees to a close

  1. David Kester

    March 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

    IS this closing for the season, or for good?

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