Boys from Carolina

Location: R.A. Fountain

from FAD March 22, 2012

Boys From Carolina Play Bluegrass Saturday at Fountain 

[Fountain, NC] The Boys from Carolina perform vintage and original bluegrass and bluegrass gospel Saturday night at Fountain General Store.

Based out of the Triangle, the Boys boast over 150 years of picking experience among them. 

Banjo picker Bob Wilkerson, who lives in Smithfield, has been playing bluegrass for over 40 years, many of them in the Maryland and upper Virginia area.

Bassist Richard Roach, from Chatham County, is a 35-year veteran of the piedmont bluegrass scene. 

Chuck Schutte, of Raleigh, has been playing dobro and guitar for over 30 years, including stints with Friends in Bluegrass and Piedmont Bluegrass.

Mandolin picker Wright Young, from Durham, has been playing for over 25 years. He’ll also play fiddle and guitar. Young has performed with the Eno Ramblers and Friends in Bluegrass.

Larry Nunnery, from Benson, is the youngster of the band, with over 20 years of bluegrass playing to his credit, including stints with the Lonesome Pine Bluegrass Band, Steeple Creek, and the Hanna Creek String Band.

“We get a lot of fine pickers out here,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “And these guys are really good. They’ve also got terrific vocals–you won’t hear pretty harmonies from anyone.” 

Schutte sings lead, tenor and baritone. Nunnery sings lead and baritone. Young sings lead, baritone and tenor, and Roach sings bass. 

“They always do a few old-style a capella Southern gospel tunes, too,” Albright added. 

Tags: bluegrass gospel, original, tradtional bluegrass