Bluegrass jam

Location: R.A. Fountain

The Smith Brothers Bluegrass Band, from Rocky Mount, hosts the return of R.A. Fountain’s bluegrass jam this coming Friday night.

Fountain favorites since their first performance here in September 2006, the band is led by three brothers, Troy Smith on guitar, Shelton Smith on dobro, and Grady Smith on banjo.

The Smiths grew up on a farm in Nash County, where Troy first started picking and singing bluegrass over 40 years ago. “Shelton and Grady started out on rock and roll,” he said, “but they finally realized what real music was.”

The Smith Brothers perform live regularly on Rocky Mount televsion station WHIG 17. They play bluegrass classics in traditional style and are looking for jammers of any age and talent level to join them.

Anyone wanting to bring a band to perform should contact the store before hand.

Tags: bluegrass, Concert, jam