From our promo for this concert:
Unshackled formed in Chocowinity in 2002, performs a free-at-3:00 concert of traditional bluegrass gospel on Sunday afternoon. They are one of the most popular attractions at the Grand Ole Gospel the Chocowinity venue that since 2002 has hosted many of the best bluegrass gospel and Southern gospel acts in the region.
Bassist Warren Blackard, a native of Mt. Airy, lives in Chocowinity, where he attends Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Banjo picker Marvin Walker, a Hiddenite native, lives in Kinston. In addition to being a fine picker, Walker also makes banjos, and he has built mini-banjos for Ricky Skaggs, and Al Batten. He’s currently at work on one for Grass Cats’ fiddler and Snow Hill resident Chris Hill.
Elton Ipock, mandolinist, lives in Washington, where he attends Faith Free Will Baptist Church.
Lead guitarist Dearl Roughton, also a Chocowinity resident, plays in for the praise and worship group for Graceway Community Church. He was born and raised in Columbia, NC.
Preston Norman plays rhythm guitar. He lives in Blounts Creek and attends the Vineyard Christian Center in Chocowinity. His wife, Annie, is the group’s business manager.
Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass