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[Fountain, NC] Two of East Carolina’s best traditional bands perform at Fountain General Store this coming weekend. Diamond Creek picks traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel Friday night.
Based in Johnston County, Diamond Creek is led by the Four Oaks couple Russell Johnson on mandolin, his wife, Kandis, on bass, and Emily Kirsch on guitar. The band has recently released its debut CD, “Where Do I Go from Here?”
Friday’s concert will be the band’s first with new fiddler Samantha Casey, who will also share lead and harmony vocals with the Johnsons and Kirsch. “Samantha has been a favorite here for years,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “We’ve literally watched her grow up as she performed here a couple of times a year from when she was about 14 years old with her own band, the Bluegrass Jam.” Casey is currently a senior at N.C. State.
Also performing in Diamond Creek are Spencer Mobley on guitar and Julie Elkins on banjo.
Tags: bluegrass gospel, tradtional bluegrass