Carolina Sonshine

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

MasterShield Recording artists Carolina Sonshine return to Fountain General Store Saturday night for a concert of original and classic bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. 

Carolina Sonshine plays Fountain on the heels of their recent 4-night run of performances in Nashville, Tennessee during the annual International Bluegrass Music Association meeting, where they were featured in the prestigious artists showcase.

The band plays original bluegrass and covers of classic bluegrass and bluegrass gospel, sometimes in strict imitation of the original, and sometimes with original takes on the classic material. “They were a big hit when they played here last year,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “They mix a little comedy and some impersonations in with their excellent picking, and it’s a very entertaining show.”

Carolina Sonshine formed in 1998. It assembles for performances from diverse home bases in North and South Carolina. Danny Stanley, from Loris, SC, played for 18 years with his family band, the Stanleys. He sings lead and plays guitar and writes many of the group’s original songs. He also plays fiddle, Dobro, harmonica, and mandolin.

Dennis Cash, who plays mandolin and sings tenor, lives in Lumber Bridge, NC. He also plays guitar and autoharp and composes original songs for the band.

Tom Langdon of Garner plays banjo, dobro, and Scruggs-style guitar and sings baritone. Bassist Wayne Ratley lives in Fayetteville.

Carolina Sonshine released the CDs Soaring Like an Eagle and Walking in God’s Sunshine before signing with MasterShield Records, for whom they recorded their latest, Carolina Sonshine Remembers the Country Gentlemen. Copies of all three CDs and a live-performance DVD will be available at their Fountain show.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass