Ted Jones & the Tar Heels

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Friday night’s bluegrass show stars Ted Jones and the Tarheels, who play original and traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel.

Jones, the young mandolin sensation from Smithfield, is joined in his band by his father, Ronnie Jones on guitar, Stan Temple on banjo, and Cecil Carroll on bass.

Jones has been playing mandolin since he was 11. He formed his band at age 18, about five years ago, and has since released 3 CDs. He plays in the intricate cross-picking style popularized by the legendary Jesse McReynolds.

Tags: bluegrass gospel, tradtional bluegrass