from our promo for this concert
[Fountain, NC] Dirk Lumbard sings show tunes and tap-dances with the Steve Creech Dixieland All-Star Quintet on Friday night at Fountain General Store.
The South Carolina Broadcasters, a Charleston-based trio, perform old-time and pregrass Saturday night.
Lumbard, who has sung and danced in Broadway productions of The Music Man, Imaginary Friends, Barnum, and others, lives in the Edgecombe County community of Old Sparta. He performs at Fountain with Creech and crew about twice a year, when his national touring and teaching schedule allows it.
“This is one of the most popular shows we host,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “Dirk gets a lot of music out of our old wooden floors and steel support beams. And he clearly enjoys entertaining our local crowds.”
Bandleader Creech, who plays guitar, always brings an excellent band with him to Fountain. Tonight’s features Les Sutorius on trumpet and vocals; Tommy Smith on trombone and vocals; George Knott on acoustic bass and tuba; and Bobby Harrison on drums.
“Even without Dirk, this is a terrific show,” added Albright. “It’s a New Orleans-style Dixieland jazz band, and because it’s Mardi Gras weekend, we’ll have plenty of beads for the crowd. Second-liners should bring their own umbrellas.”
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