Ted Jones & the Tar Heel Boys

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The return of Ted Jones and the Tarheels on Saturday and the debut of the Kickin Grass Band on Friday highlight the upcoming 4-day bluegrass weekend at Fountain General Store.

Jones, the Smithfield picker, and his band have released two CDs in the past two years and they have a third set for an early June release. Jones has earned a sizeable following at bluegrass venues and festivals in the region.

“Ted plays the mandolin in the cross-picking style popularized by Jesse McReynolds,” said Alex Albright, store proprietor. “And he’s got a fine band of traditional bluegrassers with him.”

Performing in the Tar Heel Boys are Ted Jones’ father, Ronnie Jones, on rhythm guitar and tenor vocals; Jerry Dunbar on fiddle; Stan Temple on banjo; and Kenneth Glover on upright bass.

Dunbar has worked with Bill Carlisle, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, and Benny Martin. Temple has worked with Wilma Lee Cooper, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, and Jimmy Martin; Glover has worked for Roby Huffman and the Bluegrass Cut-Ups and several regional gospel groups.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, original, tradtional bluegrass