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Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Ted Jones & the Tar Heel Boys
We're pleased to have Ted Jones back in town with his Tar Heel Boys for what promises to be a great night of traditional and original bluegrass and bluegrass gospel. From Smithfield, Ted's one of the best cross-picking mandolin players you'll see, in the tradition of the legendary Jesse McReynolds.

Ted's new band includes some familiar faces from among our favorite pickers we've hosted, from several different bands: Lee Flood on banjo, Paul Winstead on upright bass, and Joe Pessolano on guitar, dobro, banjo.

Tom White joins in on guitar and baritone vocals.

Ted and his Boys, based out of Smithfield, have released three CDs since forming in 2004, back when he was but 18 years old, and his bands have included many of East Carolina's best bluegrass pickers, including one of our all-time favorites, Les Sandy.

L to R: Lee Flood, Ted Jones, Paul Winstead, Tom White, and Joe Pessolano, a.k.a. the Tar Heel Boys, tonight!

Friday, September 26, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.75 general admission, $13.50 reserved tax included
Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars with Dirk Lumbard

Tonight's show also includes Jimmy Aycock, keyboards; Les Sutorious, trumpet; George Knott, bass; and a drummer to be named later!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends

Friday & Saturday, October 3-4, 2014
Closed: Gone to International Bluegrass Music Association's "World of Bluegrass" in Raleigh

Friday, October 10, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Highway 58

Saturday, October 18, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8 general admission, $10 reserved tax included
Lightnin' Wells

Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Hutch & Scuff & Ben & Joe
From Seattle, Hutch & Scuff were big hits when they played here last spring, and on this extended tour they're bringing along Benjamin Hunter & Joseph Seamons, who otherwise play with Dom Flemons' new band.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Grass Cats

Saturday, November 1, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m.
Marshall & Shelby Stephenson--$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included

A CD release celebration of the latest from Marshall and brother Shelby, a collection of songs made popular by the old brother duets.

Friday, November 7, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Diamond Creek

Saturday, November 8, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Russ Varnell & Too Country

Friday, November 14, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m.
Greenville Grass

Saturday, November 15, 2014 -- 4 p.m. FREE!
Celebrate Shelby Stephenson!

Shelby's getting inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame on October 12, and to honor this fine friend, we're staging poetry in the Smith-Yelverton Typewriter Museum at 4 p.m.; serving barbecue at 6:00 or so, and presenting music at 7. Poetry & music are free; reservations for dinner are required. We'll have a cost for that when the menu has been finalized, but you know Stephenson's Barbecue will be the main course.

Induction into the Hall, which is housed at Weymouth in Southern Pines, will be at 2 p.m. on October 12. Also being inducted will be Betty Adcock, Ron Bayes, and Jaki Shelton Green.

Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Lynda & Pattie
Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins are both still playing with Kickin' Grass, but their duet act is getting high praise wherever it's played. By the time they hit Fountain, they'll have performed at the International Bluegrass Music Association and released a new CD.

Saturday, November 28, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Samantha Casey & the Bluegrass Jam

Saturday, December 13, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$8.50 general admission, $10.75 reserved tax included
Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars with Carolyn Greene Myers

Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m. --$11.00 general admission, $13 reserved tax included
Lemon Sisters & Rutabaga Brothers
Their 3rd annual Christmas dance: hardly any room for sitting at this one!

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