Bluegrass Train + Barefoot Movement

Location: R.A. Fountain

from our promo for this concert

Marshall Stephenson and the Bluegrass Train features Tim Myatt of Snow Hill on banjo, prize-winning fiddler Curtis Lee, and his wife, Ruth, on bass. Stephenson, who has been performing and promoting bluegrass in East Carolina since the 1960s, sings lead and plays rhythm guitar. David Guthrie plays mandolin and sings tenor.

Opening act Barefoot Movement is a new group of young bluegrassers based out of Raleigh and Johnson City, Tennessee, where they are also students in the bluegrass studies program at East Tennessee State University.

Lead singer Noah Kelce Wall also plays fiddle and guitar; Tommy Norris plays mandolin and guitar; David Rich, rhythm guitar and banjo; and Chalmers Wiley Croft, lead and rhythm guitar.

Marshall Stephenson and the Bluegrass Train’s June 20 performance will start about 45 minutes after Barefoot Movement begins the show at 7 p.m. General admission is $8; reserved seats are $10.

This coming weekend’s performances close the spring 2009 live music schedule at Fountain General Store. Three special performances are slated for July and August, but regular weekend performances won’t resume until September 11, when Shelby and Linda Stephenson headline a Hank Williams’ Birthday concert that also helps kick off Fountain’s second annual Peanut Festival.

Tags: bluegrass gospel, original, tradtional bluegrass