Mac & Tammy McRoy Bluegrass Band

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The Mac and Tammy McRoy Bluegrass Band’s return for a Saturday night concert of original and classic bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music is their first since releasing the CD Live at Fountain General Store.

Led by the husband-wife duo, the McRoy Band also includes Chuck Williams on banjo and guitar; Don Batten on mandolin; and Brian Batten on dobro.

Mac McRoy plays guitar and sings. A Blounts Creek native, he grew up on a 100-acre farm on the banks of the Pamlico River. Tammy Quinn McRoy grew up in Aurora. Her bass style has been greatly influenced by Robin Crabtree, the former Grass Cats bassist. She sings lead on most of the band’s songs.

The father-son Batten combination includes mandolinist Don, who grew up in Johnston County but now lives in New Bern, and his son Brian on dobro. Brian Batten returned from a 2-year stint working in Nashville last year, and he has recently become a regular peformer with Lou Reid and Carolina.”He still makes all the dates he can with us,” said Mac McRoy, “and he’ll be in Fountain Saturday night. We’re looking forward to a really good show.”

In addition to the live-in-Fountain CD, the McRoy band has also recently released the CD New Standards. Copies of both will be available at their September 16 show, which will begin at 7:30. General admission is $5. 

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass