Mac & Tammy McRoy Band

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The Mac and Tammy McRoy Bluegrass Band is one of the most popular in eastern North Carolina. The husband-wife duo front do most of the singing, and Mac McRoy writes most of the band’s excellent original songs. He plays rhythm guitar and wife Tammy plays upright bass.

Also in the band are the father/son duo of Brian Batten on Dobro and Don Batten on mandolin and Chuck Williams on banjo.

Mac McRoy is from Blounts Creek, where he was raised on a farm on the banks of the Pamlico River. Tammy Quinn McRoy is from Aurora, where the couple now lives.

Don Batten is a native of Johnston County. Son Brian was raised in New Bern and since last August has been the dobro player with Lou Reid and Carolina. “Lou Reid’s off this weekend,” said store proprietor Alex Albright, “so we’re looking to welcome Brian back from the road.” Brien has previously played with the Malpass Family and Clyde Mattocks’ bluegrass band Highway 58.

Chuck Williams, a Swan Quarter native, now lives in Belhaven. A former member of the Grass Cats, he picks in the 3-finger Scruggs style.

The Mac and Tammy McRoy band have released two CDs, New Standards and Live at R.A. Fountain. Both will be available at their June 2 show, which begins at 7:30. General admission is $5.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, original, tradtional bluegrass