Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Bridgewater, a bluegrass band from New Bern, makes its Fountain debut on Saturday night. Formed in 2000 out of some regular jam sessions at the Eastern NC Bluegrass Association meetings in Kinston, Bridgewater was named for the many bridges that cross the waters in and around New Bern.

Two of the original founding members of this quartet, Lester Butts on guitar and lead vocals, and Eugene Clayborne on lead and harmony vocals and upright bass, have been joined by newcomers Eugene Clayborne on mandolin and Marvin Walker on banjo. Butts is from New Bern; the Clayborne brothers are from Morehead City; and Walker lives in Kinston.

Bridgewater specializes in playing traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and a few classic country songs in a bluegrass style. “We’re a good bluegrass band,” says Butts, “with some real pretty harmonies. We think the folks in Fountain will be impressed with what we do, and we’re looking forward to our first time playing there.”

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass