Bridges Family

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this show:

The Sharpsburg-based bluegrass band the Bridges Family will perform at Fountain General Store on June 30, replacing Heather Berry and Dominion Grass, who wound up with a schedule conflict. The Bridges are a second generation band, comprised of Wilma Bridges, Lois Bridges Moore, Elaine Bridges Spivey, Alan Wayne Bridges, and Donald Bridges.

“We always had music around the house,” said Lois Moore during a recent visit to Fountain General Store. “That’s what we did: sit around and play music with Daddy.” Their father, Pete Bridges, no longer performs, but he attends most of their shows. “He’ll be with us in Fountain,” Moore noted. “He’s looking forward to it. He can’t play any more but he still loves to hear it.”

The Bridges debut CD Little Country Preacher pays homage to Pete Bridges by incorporating his mandolin work from a 1978 8-track on 5 of the songs, a recording trick engineered by Mike Rose at Audio Farm Records in Goldsboro. Rose often accompanies the band on mandolin at its performances, and Marshall Stephenson has promised he’ll be in attendance.

“You know, I used to play with Pete,” he said, “and I’d lost track of him. Then all of a sudden his daughter called me up at the radio station and she came on over to bring me a copy of their CD, which is wonderful.”

Stephenson says it’s popular with his Bluegrass Train audiences, and he’s been playing several tracks from it both on his show on 98.5 FM and on the Internet version.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass