DOBSON — Surry Community College invites students, staff and community members to enjoy a free musical performance by the South Carolina Broadcasters on March 21 in Room A-121 on the college campus, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Those interested may attend any of the three shows — 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., or 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
The South Carolina Broadcasters are known in the old-time and bluegrass realm for their razor sharp harmonies, exceptional multi-instrumentation, and fabulous song selection. The trio, consisting of Andy Edmonds, David Sheppard and Ivy Sheppard, has years of experience playing with acclaimed acts and artists including The Smokey Valley Boys and Roan Mountain Hilltoppers.
The Broadcasters’ unique sound is heavily influenced by their ties to the region; in spite of their name, the Broadcasters are based in Surry County where old-time and early bluegrass music exists as one of the area’s deepest, richest traditions.
In addition to performing an array of songs, both traditional and original, with influences reaching from the bluegrass of the foothills all the way to the Cajun sounds of Lafayette, band members will provide those in attendance with informative and entertaining commentary on the social and historical context of Surry County’s music scene. The public concert is an opportunity to share an area tradition with others thereby providing a window into some of the cultural practices of the Yadkin Valley region.
For more information on the upcoming concert, contact SCC Sociology Instructor Mecca Lowe at [email protected] or 336-386-3554.