Roby Huffman & the Bluegrass Cut-ups

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The return of Roby Huffman and the Bluegrass Cut-ups on Saturday night headlines the upcoming weekend of bluegrass concerts at Fountain General Store.

Huffman, from Smithfield, formed his Blluegrass Cut-ups in the 1960s. In several incarnations since, he and the band have maintained a busy recording and touring career that’s taken them across the U.S. and Europe.

The current version of the Cutups features Huffman on rhythm guitar and lead vocals; Travis Johnson, lead guitar; Daniel Casey, banjo; Mike Rose, mandolin; and Ray Bridgers, bass.

“Roby’s got that beautiful high, lonesome voice that so many people associate with bluegrass,” said Marshall Stephenson, the bluegrass impressario and host of “The Bluegrass Train” syndicated radio and television shows.

Huffman and the Cutups have released three CDs, Almost LevelOld Blue, and One More Time. His early bluegrass LPs such as Bacca Barn Pickin, Bluegrass in Carolina, and i are now collectibles.

“He’s the godfather of bluegrass in eastern Carolina,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General proprietor. “He’s a regional treasure.”

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