Samantha Casey and the Bluegrass Jam, from Goldsboro, bring to Fountain one of the most popular bluegrass acts in East Carolina. Samantha Casey is the 12-year-old fiddling sensation who, with her dad, Daniel Casey on banjo, have also built a national reputation for performing original advertising jingles. They won the 2007 Oreos and milk jingle competition
Their second CD, In My Father’s Footsteps, is just out. Copies of it and Born to Fiddle, their 2007 release, will be available at their RAF show.
For their Fountain show, they will also feature Jeff Huffman on guitar, Kenneth Glover on bass, and Casey Huffman, Jeff’s 10-year-old daughter, on mandolin.
“They represent what the best of bluegrass has always been about,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “Families and traditions and passing those traditions to the new generation.”
Jeff Huffman is the son of bluegrass legend Roby Huffman. “Last time Samantha played here,” Albright recalled, “Roby sang a few songs with them, and we had three generations of this great bluegrass family on stage together, along with Samantha and her dad.”
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