Ted Jones & the Tar Heels

Location: R.A. Fountain

[Fountain, NC] Ted Jones and the Tar Heel Boys play traditional and original bluegrass and bluegrass gospel at Fountain General Store this coming Saturday night.

From Smithfield, Jones is a crosspicking mandolin player in the style of the legendary Jesse McReynolds, whose style also influenced the contemporary bluegrass star Sam Bush. 

Jones, who sings lead, formed his band in 2004, when he was 18-years-old. In the past decade, it has featured many of the best bluegrass pickers in eastern North Carolina. The current version of the Tar Heel Boys includes Lee Flood on banjo; Paul Winstead on upright bass; Joe Pessolano on guitar, Dobro, and banjo; and Tom White on guitar and baritone vocals. 

Ted Jones and the Tar Heel Boys have released three CDs, which will be on sale at Fountain.

Their September 20 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $8.50 and reserved seats are $10.75. Both prices include tax.

Also, on display at R.A. Fountain’s gallery space during September is a collection of 12 letterpress posters designed and printed by artist Craig Malmrose to publicize shows at Fountain General Store. 

Tags: bluegrass gospel, tradtional bluegrass