Boys from Carolina

Location: R.A. Fountain

Saturday night’s concert by the Boys from Carolina promises traditional and original bluegrass and bluegrass gospel as well as several original bluegrass tunes. The Boys, with their tight harmonies and expert picking, have built a solid reputation in the area over the last year with their return visits to Fountain.

Members include Lindy Brown, bass guitar; Larry Nunnery, guitar; Chuck Schutte, dobro; Wright Young, mandolin; and Bob Wilkerson, banjo. Most of them performed together in the Friends of Bluegrass before forming the Boys from Carolina.

Brown and Schutte are from Raleigh and both also play guitar. Brown, formerly in Varina Station, sings lead and baritone; Schutte sings lead, tenor and baritone. Nunnery, from Benson, also plays guitar and sings lead and baritone . Young, from Durham, also plays guitar and fiddle; he sings lead, baritone, and tenor. Wilkerson played with numerous bluegrass bands while living in Maryland, where he performed on recordings by several artists, including Dixie Grass. He lives in Smithfield.

Schutte and Wright compose the band’s original bluegrass tunes, four of which are on their debut CD,  Train Ride Home, which includes a back-cover photo of the band posed in front of Fountain General Store.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, classic, Concert, country, tradtional bluegrass