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Bill and the Belles

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Bill and the Bells are: KRIS TRUELSEN (guitar, vocal) was raised in the mountains of Colorado and has been an avid fan of early country music most of his life. As the first to earn his masters degree in Appalachian Studies from East Tennessee State University, he continues to expand and share his knowledge of traditional American music. As Producer and Music Director of Radio Bristol, housed in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Kris' music, philosophy, and enthusiasm touch audiences internationally. Kris produces and hosts the historic radio program "Farm and Fun Time" and daily morning program "On the Sunny Side." He has been nominated as IBMA Broadcaster of the Year for 2017 and 2018 and his show Farm and Fun Time has been nominated for Event of the Year 2017 and 2018. KALIA YEAGLEs (fiddle, vocal) expressive and versatile fiddling is quickly positioning her at the forefront of a new generation of acoustic musicians. She takes inspiration from her upbringing in Alaska, where long winters and strong, diverse communities have produced a music scene unlike any other. Her music is undeniably of the mountains, both the Chugach and the Blue Ridge. As a scholar of Appalachian Studies, she studied the rich musical heritage of the region with special interest in early country musics pioneering female artists. As a Lecturer of Old-Time Music at East Tennessee State University, she has the privilege of helping others love the music as much as she does. HELENA HUNT (banjo, banjo ukulele, vocal) has been steeped in old time and traditional music from a very young age, first picking up the banjo when she was 8 years old. A Waynesville, NC native, Helena went through the Junior Appalachian Music program, and has played countless shows in the region since. She is currently attending ETSU for Biology with a minor in Oldtime, Bluegrass and Country Music Studies and is grateful for the opportunities and vast array of people and places music has brought to her life. ANDREW SMALL (bass) - Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Small has performed with artists ranging from Sierra Hull to the North Carolina Symphony. He holds a Master's Degree in Double Bass Performance from Yale University and has won numerous blue ribbons from fiddler's conventions around the southeast for his old-time fiddling. Originally from Eastern North Carolina, Andrew resides in Floyd, Virginia where he manages the world's largest selection of Bluegrass and old-time recordings at County Sales Records, and runs the Handmade Music School based out of the Floyd Country Store. Rolling Stone - "Bill and the Belles is committed to helping early country music remain appreciated not just replicated."

Cost: 12 - 12 USD
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/19649/event/4518446

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