Roby Huffman & the Bluegrass Cut-ups

Location: R.A. Fountain

Here’s how we promoted this special show:

The godfather of East Carolina bluegrass is back!

Roby Huffman, from Smithfield, has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe since the 1960s with several versions of his backup band. He’s got that high, lonesome tenor that so many people associate with traditional bluegrass.

And he’s got a band of terrific pickers, too.

Joining Roby, who plays rhythm guitar, is his son, Jeff, on lead guitar; Daniel Casey on banjo; Mike Rose on mandolin; and Kenneth Glover on bass. Kenneth’s been performing with Huffman since the early days.

In addition to such classic collectible LPs as “Bluegrass from the Carolinas,” which was recorded in Bailey in 1971, “Bacca Barn Pickin'” and “Colorado River,” Huffman and the Cut-ups have released three CDs. His first 45, “I’m So Lonesome that I Want to Die,” featured Clyde Mattocks on steel guitar, on one of his earliest recordings, too.

Liner notes to “Bacca Barn Pickin'” proclaim that Huffman and the Cut-ups “don’t just pick bluegrass, they invent it!”

See what the ones who know bluegrass have been talking about now for nearly half a century!

Reserved seats highly recommended.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass