Carolina Yellowhammers

Our local occasional band of superpickers has usually been a 4-piece and a fantastic night of traditional bluegrass. Their name a reference to a bird, a famous old-time band, and a local train, the Yellowhammers have so far included a who’s who of East Carolina’s finest pickers: Lightnin’ Wells, Frankie Harrison, John Booker, Lane Hollis, Clyde Mattocks, Mac McRoy, Pattie Hopkins, Tim Myatt, Chuck Williams, and Don Batten.

L to R: Frankie Harrison, Lightnin’ Wells, John Booker, Clyde Mattocks. Photo by Tom Whelan.