Smith Brothers

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The Rocky Mount-based bluegrass band the Smith Brothers performs two sets of classic bluegrass and bluegrass gospel beginning at 7 p.m.

Troy, Shelton, and Grady Smith play guitar, dobro, and banjo respectively. They perform classic bluegrass because, founder Troy says, “That’s the only kind of music there is.”

Troy often chides his brothers for having gotten off on the wrong foot, musically, by playing rock and roll in their younger years. But Shelton and Grady found the bluegrass way long enough ago to have been performing bluegrass barn-pickin’ style for over 40 years.

They are joined in their band by Jimmy Collins on guitar, Ricky Privett on mandolin, and Frank Davis on guitar.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass