Five Mile Mountain Road and The Yates Family Band bring the musical energy and sweet harmonies of Appalachian old-time and bluegrass to Sale Theater on the Ferrum College campus, Friday, June 10, as part of the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming series.
With front man Billy Hurt sawing the fiddle, Five Mile Mountain Road is known throughout the region for superb dance tunes and world-class instrumentation. Seth Boyd (banjo and guitar), Brennen Ernst (guitar and banjo), and Steven Dowdy (upright bass) round out the lineup. Named after one of Franklin County’s signature rural byways, Five Mile Mountain Road is based in Boones Mill.
The Yates Family Band also performs as Acoustic Heritage. The group’s traditions run deep into Americana, bluegrass, and old-time styles. Tim (guitar) and Debbie Yates (fiddle) head up the band. They are joined by their two teenage daughters, Molly and Sadie, both of whom are multi-instrumentalists and remarkable masters of harmony. The Yates Family Band is based in Konnarock.
Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum is a major venue on the Crooked Road Music Trails. The Mountains of Music Homecoming concert at Ferrum starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the door. For more information, visit www.mtnsofmusic.com or call (540) 365-4412.