From the October 31, 2006 FAD:
“Highway 58’s as good a bluegrass band as you’ll hear,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “It’s really an all-star band that doesn’t get together that often, and they put on a great show.”
Led by Kinston’s Clyde Mattocks, the band takes its name from NC Highway 58, on which several of the bandsmen live. Also performing in the band are John Booker of Greenville on bass; Danny Morris of Vanceboro on guitar; Tim Myatt of Snow Hill on banjo; and Don Batten of New Bern on mandolin.
Mattocks, a co-founder of SuperGrit Cowboy Band, has been called “the best pedal steel player in North Carolina.” He has released two CDs–Hugging the Hound and Over My Shoulder on SuperGrit’s Hoodswamp label–with all-star bands assembled for each track. Mattocks is also a popular studio musician on recording sessions throughout the region. For Friday night’s show, he will be playing Dobro and, if the occasion arises, banjo and bass.
“Clyde’s the most versatile musician around,” said Albright, “but his main passion is bluegrass, and that passion is what really drives this band.”
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