Highway 58

straight ahead bluegrass

Location: R.A. Fountain

from our promo for this concert

[Fountain, NC] Highway 58 celebrates the release of its first CD with a concert of traditional bluegrass music Friday night at Fountain General Store.

Highway 58, named for the North Carolina highway on which most of the members live and travel regularly, is fronted by Kinston’s Clyde Mattocks, who plays Dobro.

Snow Hill’s Tim Myatt plays banjo, and the band’s new CD features two original numbers composed by him. 

John Booker, of Ayden, plays bass. Don Batten, of New Bern, plays mandolin, and Danny Morris, of Vanceboro, plays lead guitar.

“This is one of the very best trad bluegrass bands you’ll ever hear, anywhere,” said Alex Albright, R.A. Fountain proprietor. “Mr. Myatt’s a legendary banjo picker, one of the very best, so it’s especially nice to have this new recording that documents his talent.”

Copies of the band’s new, self-titled CD will be available at Friday’s performance for $13 and afterwards at R.A. Fountain’s on-line store.

Tags: Concert, tradtional bluegrass