Curtis & Ruth Lee

Location: R.A. Fountain

from our promo for this show

Curtis Lee, a native of Carson, Virginia, is a member of the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame. He has won the Virginia state fiddling competition four times and has earned the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Trophy at the NC Folk Festival at the annual state fair. He traveled with Mac Wiseman and his band and has over his long career backed up Patsy Cline, Don Gibson and the Stonemans, among many others.

Lee is accompanied by his wife, Ruth. Originally from Decatur, Indiana, she is the band leader for the NC State Fair Folk Festival, where she has also won the Bascom Lamar Lunsford trophy. Ruth Lee is a former president of the National Clogging and Hoedown Council and has danced and taught clogging and judged clogging competitions throughout the United States and England.

The Lees are currently based out of Myrtle Beach but are in the process of re-locating to eastern North Carolina. Curtis Lee has appeared at RAF twice before as part of Marshall Stephenson’s all-star Bluegrass Train band.

“This is a made-to-order show for clogging,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “It’ll be a fine concert for sitting, too.”

Tags: country, fiddle, old-time, tradtional bluegrass