Martin & Johnson String Band

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The Triangle-based Martin and Johnson Stringband come to town in preparation for their busy festival season. They include Wayne and Margaret Martin and Craig Johnson.

Wayne and Margaret Johnson have been playing and promoting old-time string music for over 30 years. They hosted a state-wide old-time radio show for many years, and Wayne has produced numerous recordings of traditional music by artists such as Etta Baker, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Lauchlin Shaw, and Joe and Odell Thompson.

Wayne plays banjo and fiddle, Margaret plays banjo and guitar, and Johnson plays fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Johnson is also a member of the D.C.-based Double Decker String Band.

“These folks are popular all over the country,” said Albright. “They’re excellent musicians, and their show mixes history and humor with outstanding picking.” As the New North Georgia Buggy Riders, they will be featured at next weekend’s International Stringband Festival.

Tags: Americana, Appalachian, bluegrass, Concert, old-tme, tradtional bluegrass