Marshall Stephenson & the Bluegrass Train

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Marshall Stephenson’s Bluegrass Train Band is always a collection of excellent pickers that Stephenson puts together for his shows in Fountain. “Folks are still talking about the show he put on at New Year’s,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General proprietor.

This evening’s band includes tenor vocalist David Guthrie, champion fiddler Curtis Lee, Daniel Casey on banjo, Travers Chandler on mandolin [Chandler was a no-show], and Brad Hudson on bass. Stephenson plays guitar and mandolin, sings, and directs the evening’s entertainment.

He is host of the syndicated radio show Bluegrass Train and has been promoting and performing bluegrass in eastern NC since the 1960s. “Marshall’s a tireless promoter,” said Albright. “It’s because of the staying power of people like him that bluegrass is so strong in eastern North Carolina now.”

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