Jean-Luc Leroux + the Grass Strings

Location: R.A. Fountain

Luc was entertaining, but the Strings stole the show!

here’s our promo for it

[Fountain, NC] Jean-Luc Leroux, a bluegrass and country music star from the South Pacific, plays Fountain General Store on Saturday night with an all-star band of pickers.

Leroux lives on the island of New Caledonia, where he hosts a popular radio show and performs with his own band. He is in the U.S. for a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee and performing in Fountain under the sponsorship of the North Carolina Bluegrass Association.

“This would be one of the best bluegrass shows we’ve ever hosted even without Jean-Luc,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. 

Leroux’s back-ups in Fountain include the Grass Strings, from Kannapolis, as well as pickers from the Montgomery General Store Players and Midnight Call. [Only the Grass Strings appeared.]

Performers include Vivian Hopkins and Ronnie Caudle on bass, Jeff Russell and Randy Whitley on guitar, Matt Hooper on fiddle, Randy Mauldin on banjo, Jim Burris on mandolin, and Lynn Russell on Dobro.

Leroux plays mandolin and writes original songs. He also performs traditional bluegrass and country, singing in both French and English. He has released five CDs and his 6th will be released later this year.

The Grass Strings, organized in 1976, have released six CDs. 

Tags: bluegrass gospel, classic, country, tradtional bluegrass