2017 Trail Days Music Schedule
FRIDAY, May 19th - FREE Concerts in the Park!
4-6pm: Arnold Davidson
I was born and raised in Southwest Virginia. One of four children, of all which have a love for music in some way, shape, or form. I grew up surrounded by music and had the desire to play at an early age, which brings me to what I’m doing now. I have been writing and putting together my first solo album due out in early 2017. It’s been an awesome experience seeing things from this side of the industry and I learn something new about it every day. I have a love and passion for what I do that cannot be put into words. The best way I can express it is though my music. www.arnolddavidson.com
6:30-8:30: Fritz & Co.
& Co. is a four-piece nostalgic rock n' roll band from the border of
Tennessee and Virginia. Logan
Fritz has been writing and playing music for the past three years in the heart
of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an eclectic blend of archaic structure and
modern liberation, Logan Fritz & Company captures the essence of American
rock'n'roll with a modern twist.
9-11pm: Captain Ivory
born, but touring out of Nashville, TN, Captain Ivory has developed a strong
following through heavy touring of festivals and clubs across the US and
Europe, including a marathon 42-day tour through France, Belgium, Germany,
Netherlands, & Spain in early 2015. The group has supported everyone from Otis
Taylor, Whitey Morgan & the 78’s, Frontier Ruckus IAMDYNAMITE, and more.
Their debut album, produced by Grammy winning producer David Feeny (Jack White,
Loretta Lynn) and released on Gangplank Records in 2014, is featured at Joe
Louis Arena, & receives airplay by NPR affiliates WEMU & WDET, WTTS
(Indianapolis), Lightning 100 (Nashville), and many others internationally. The
group is an official Music Dealers (Chicago) licensed artist and has been
approached by PBS, Detroit Red Wings, and numerous filmmakers about the
licensing of their music.
SATURDAY, May 20th - FREE Concerts in the Park!
12:30pm - 2:30pm: Woodie and the String Pullers
& The String Pullers are three witty gents from Charlotte, NC who play
authentic acoustic instruments. Their repertoire covers the map, including Pop,
Rock, Country, Indie and Reggae. They may look like a bluegrass band, but don’t
be fooled; they are everything but a bluegrass band. This band is completely
different, they are a breath of fresh air. But mostly they are entertaining!
Each member sings and plays multiple instruments. They play covers in their own
unique style and once the audience starts to make requests, that is when the
6-8:30pm Jackdaw's 7
Whether telling the
haunting stories of a past generation or speaking of late night, whiskey tinged
knife fights, the Jackdaw's 7 present with a vintage swagger that's rare to
find. They play with a seasoned ease that comes with years of combined dedication.
Their works invoke images of small country church youth spent in the innocence
of the mystifying hills of East Tennessee. They come from the pioneering
bloodlines that settled these wild back-country hills so long ago and their
songs buzz with that same fierce independent spirit. Pulling from the musical
heritage that surrounds their hometown of Bristol, they have made their sound
homage to those righteous voices that birthed the genre in distant 1927. Jackdaw's 7, presenting Appalachian Alternative music through multi-harmonious
vocals, traditional bluegrass instruments paired with classic country
interpretation. Sad mournful songs to make Hank smile and tender love songs
that would make Buddy Holly cry.
9-11pm Virginia Ground
Ground plays such a unique style of music that they created their own genre just to
describe it: That is the Appalachiaphonic. Around Jamen Denton and his fountainesque
songwriting is an ensemble of inventive musicians who create a sound at once
electrically novel, and yet hauntingly familiar. With Justin Denton on drums,
Derrick Boardwine on the 5-String Bass, Blake Collins on Mandolin and electric
guitar, Will outlaw on trombone, Ben Smith on harmonica, Jon McGlocklin on
harmony vocals, and Jamen on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, this group
marries sounds from blues and funk to country, rock, and reggae, and then
tempers their forceful and fluid sounds with elements of Dixieland and swing to
craft the Appalachiaphonic.
SUNDAY, May 21st - FREE Concerts in the Park!
12:30pm - 2:30pm:
3pm - 5pm: