trad & original bluegrass

Hottest new banjo picker in East East Carolina.

Location: R.A. Fountain

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Garrett Newton Band Picks Bluegrass Saturday Night

 [Fountain, NC] The Garrett Newton Band performs original and traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel at Fountain General Store this coming Saturday night.

Newton, the teenage banjo sensation, is being promoted by Lorraine Jordan, one of the biggest names on the national bluegrass scene. Jordan, who lives in Zebulon, will also be on the evening’s program as guest vocalist.

This will be Newton’s first appearance in Fountain.

Also in Newton’s band are Parks Icenhour on guitar and bass vocals; Allen Dyer on guitar and vocals; Daniel Aldridge on mandolin and vocals; and Kevin Lamm on bass and vocals. 

Icenhour began playing bluegrass while a student at East Carolina University, where he met Tommy Edwards, who will be back in Fountain for a performance on February 15 with LaNelle Davis. Icenhour has also been performing with Glen Dyer as the Brothers ’n Bluegrass for 45 years.

Allen Dyer, a Tennessee native, lives in Garner. He began playing and singing at the age of 12 and while growing up was a frequent traveling companion with his father, Glen Dyer, to bluegrass festivals.

Daniel Aldridge is also a second generation bluegrasser, the son of noted mandolinist Mike Aldridge, who played for many years with Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion and also with Tommy Edwards’ Bluegrass Experience. 

Kevin Lamm, a Wilson Native, learned to play bluegrass by attending weekly jams at the County Line Bluegrass Barn in Wilson. A partner in the Wilson Parker’s Barbecue, he also plays with the bluegrass band Steady Drive.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, country, tradtional bluegrass