Trail Days Music
2016 Music Schedule
FRIDAY, May 13th - FREE Concerts in the Park!
12pm - 3:30pm: Wiregrass
Taking time out from their “Local Spirits Tour” this Americana/bluegrass band has a little something for almost any listener. Playing not only original music but everything from Flatt & Scruggs to Motown is what these guys call Americanagrass. With backgrounds in bluegrass, rock, country, folk and gospel music, these four individuals have achieved an incredible way of putting it all together. Hailing from the foothills of western North Carolina, this group of talented musicians are steeped in a rich musical heritage and it is truly apparent when they hit the stage.
For more information about Wiregrass, visit their website here.
4pm - 6pm: The Boys
Mixing old time mountain influences with modern styles, these natives of southwest Virginia are seasoned crossover artists. Members of The Boys have opened for bluegrass greats like Sam Bush and the Del McCoury band, R&B acts like Ashanti, blues legends like Dan Aykroyd of the Blues Brothers, and hip hop icons like Wyclef Jean and Fat Joe. After being featured in the Harvard Bluegrass Symposium, The Boys’ rhythm-infused original material has been performed in over 10 countries.
For more information about The Boys, visit their website here.
6:30pm - 8:30pm: Shady Appalachia
Rock, bluegrass, alternative, good times and home – the lines are all blurred. It’s that feeling you get when you hear that old song they used to play. Was that a fiddle or a lonely universe unraveling a mystery in the shade of the holler? Songwriter Emery Reid has friends in shady places. They come with traditional Appalachian instruments and they leave you feeling good. Kick off you shoes, you are all welcome here. This is Shady Appalachia
For more information about Shady Appalachia, visit their website here.
9pm - 11pm From The Edge
FROM THE EDGE is made up of local folks
around the Tri-City area. Bob Milner, lead guitarist, has been playing music
since the 1970's, Rhonda Mossholder, local teacher at Damascus Middle School,
is the lead vocalist and has been singing for the past 20 years in church and
other community events. Steve Walsh, native of Georgia, is the bass player, Shawn
Davis, plays the guitar, and Joe McCoy is the drummer for this group.
Their talents and harmonies come together to give you a great show!
Their genre of music is Classic Rock with a little bit of progressive country thrown in! Their music will make you want to get out of your seat and dance. Dance the night away to the cover tunes of Pat Benetar, Journey, The Eagles, Joan Jett, Sheryl Crowe, Little Big Town, Poison, and other great groups from the 1980's-present.
For more information about From The Edge, visit their website here.
SATURDAY, May 14th - FREE Concerts in the Park!
12:30pm - 2:30pm: Church Hill Music Co.
Church Hill Music Company seeks to change the traditional notions of what "banjo music" can be. In the short time that the band has been together, their hallmarks have been tight instrumental arrangements, powerfully soulful vocals, and an eclectic mix of songs. You may hear your favorite song, or you may hear your new favorite song, but you'll definitely notice your foot tapping along with the beat.
For more information about Church Hill Music Co., visit their website here.
6pm - 8pm: Monster Atlantic
Monster Atlantic is a rock music experiment that hails from the heart of Roanoke Virginia. Monster Atlantic delivers a high energy rock show full of collaborative original music fueled by the combination of singer/rhythm guitarist Lance Smith, lead guitarist Matt Stump, bassist Jason Davis and drummer/backing vocalist Tad Dickens.
For more information about Monster Atlantic, visit their website here.
8:30pm - 11pm: Calamity Jones Band
The Calamity Jones Band (formerly the Jones Boys Band) has always been one of the most popular bands in the Tri Cities area for well over 10 years. It is comprised of local musicians Tim Babb (Front man/lead singer/rhythm guitar) John Jones (upright bass player/vocals) Chad Blackburn (drummer/vocals) and Randy 'RAT' Tarpley (lead singer/lead guitar).
Enjoy a musical mix of all your old and new favorites that range frm Country to Classic Rock with everything else in between including: R&B, Bluegrass, Americana, Blues and the list goes on and on. It is not uncommon to hear a George Jones song followed by a Jimi Hendrix cover then into a Michael Jackson tune. The Calamity Jones Band can satisfy almost any musical request...
For more information about the Calamity Jones Band, visit their website here.
SUNDAY, May 15th - FREE Concerts in the Park!
12:30pm - 2:30pm: Brothers Egg
Brothers Egg formed in 2014 in Wilmington and Raleigh, NC when brothers Jamie Eggleston (guitar, banjo, drums, piano, vocals) and Hunter Eggleston (mandolin, guitar, drums, vocals) teamed-up with Suzanna Crist (fiddle, vocals) to forge a vibrant, individual sound from their wide range of instruments and musical influences. Their music and influences reflect an eclectic and driving blend of Americana, Roots Rock, Indie Folk, Bluegrass, Grunge, and World Music.
For more information about the Brothers Egg, visit their website here.
3pm - 5pm: Harpeth Rising
Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Michelle Younger (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective.
For more information about Harpeth Rising, visit their website here.