from our promo for this concert
[Fountain, NC] Ted Jones and the Tar Heel Boys play a concert of original and traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel at Fountain General Store this coming Saturday night.
Jones, from Smithfield, is one of the best and best known mandolin players in North Carolina. His picking has been heavily influenced by the cross-picking style of mandolin master Jesse McReynolds of the Hall of Fame duo Jim and Jesse. His “high lonesome” style vocals are reminiscent of the legendary Roby Huffman, also of Smithfield. He was nominated for Best New Artist of the Year at the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association meeting held in Raleigh in October.
Ted Jones, who also plays acoustic guitar, is joined in his band by Lee Flood on banjo and Paul Winstead on bass, both from the Rocky Mount area. Ronnie Jones, Ted’s dad, plays electric guitar.
Ted Jones and the Tar Heel Boys have produced four CDs, including their tribute to Roby Huffman, which was released earlier this year. They are at work on another recording project to be released early in 2016, “Songs from the Heart,” which will include originals by Ted Jones as well as by Flood.
Tags: bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass