Good Morning folks!
The warmth of the summer is fading out and November is sneaking up from around the corner! We have a fantastic gig lined up for you on Friday 1st November with Riley Baugus born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains ... here is some info!!
Tickets £12; Call - Main St Music shop, Pembroke on 01646 621530 or 01646 651725.
Venue; Burnetts Hill Chapel, Marletwy, SA67 8AX
Doors; 700pm for 7.30 start
I have attached a pdf of a poster, it would be brilliant if you could print one off and post it in your local shop/pub!! Thank you so much for your help.I look forward to seeing you on the 1st!
Riley Baugus - Undone in Sorrow
Riley Baugus, Long Steel Rail
Riley Baugus is a North Carolina native who contributed to the multi-million selling, Grammy award winning Album of the Year, “Raising Sand” by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, and was a featured artist on Willie Nelson’s Grammy nominated “Country Music”, he also made his own Civil War-era styled banjos which were used in the Academy Award winning film Cold Mountain. Also, Riley’s acapella ballad singing was used for the voice of Pangle in the movie.
Riley began singing and playing music at an early age. Raised in a household where recordings of old-time music were often played, he developed a love and appreciation for traditional, Southern Appalachian music. He and his family attended the Regular Baptist church, where unaccompanied singing was the tradition. He began playing the fiddle at age 10, but soon after switched to playing the guitar. By the time he was 12, he and his father built a banjo from scrap wood and he once again began to learn another instrument.
Riley began honing his musical skills with close friend and neighbor, noted old-time fiddler Kirk Sutphin, by visiting elder traditional musicians in and around Grayson County, Virginia and Surry County, North Carolina. He often visited, played with, and learned from fiddlers Tommy Jarrell (a National Heritage Award recipient) and Robert Sykes, and from banjo player Dix Freeman. During these visits he also met and learned from many other traditional musicians of the area, including former Camp Creek Boys Verlin Clifton and Paul Sutphin.
Riley has played with numerous old-time string bands, including The Red Hots, Backstep, the Old Hollow Stringband, and, in a recent visit to Charlottesville’s Prism Coffeehouse, Old Buck. He currently plays with Polecat Creek. Recently, Riley worked with the Lonesome Sisters, both as producer and performer, on their CD Going Home Shoes.